The first case of levetiracetam-induced and tolvaptan- resistant hyponatremia


Ari H., Kahraman F., Acaban M. B.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.43, no.3, pp.284-287, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5543/tkda.2015.45735
  • Title of Journal : TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-287

Abstract

Hyponatremia is frequently seen in heart failure patients and has a high mortality rate. If not treated adequately, acute and chronic hyponatremia may worsen the prognosis of heart failure. Despite its high incidence in heart failure patients, other underlying conditions that possibly lead to the incidence of hyponatremia may be underestimated, thus making its treatment more difficult. In this case study, we describe a rare case of levetiracem-induced and tolvaptan-resistant hyponatremia.