Body Composition in Experimental Congestive Heart Failure
The bodies of four dogs with experimental congestive heart failure and of four normal dogs were homogenized. Analyses for water, fat, sodium, potassium, chloride, and nitrogen were carried out after discarding ascitic fluid in the animals with heart failure. Sodium and chloride concentrations were increased in dogs with heart failure. Otherwise the two groups did not differ significantly.
- Received January 5, 1962.
- © 1962 American Heart Association, Inc.