Cholesterol and chloride in acute heart failure.

In conclusion, positive statistical association between serum cholesterol (total cholesterol, LDL-c and HDL-c) and chloride levels may suggest their similar modulation by AHF pathophysiology. Serum levels of total cholesterol, LDL-c and chloride contribute to patient survival. PMID: 31819314 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research

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Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
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