Title

Hormonal Changes as a Potential Cause for Monthly Fluid Status Variation as Indicated by Intrathoracic Impedance

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Heart Lung Circ

Abstract

Early detection of decompensated heart failure enables clinicians to tailor medical therapy to individual patient needs. The utility of transthoracic impedance assessment in the early diagnosis of volume overload has been documented in the literature. We describe the case of a young woman without congestive heart failure who was noted to have cyclical variations of transthoracic impedances that correlated with her menstrual cycle and discuss other factors that may confound proper diagnosis of volume overload in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.

Volume Number

23

Issue Number

1

Pages

39-42

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2013/06/14

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Cardiology

PMID

23759387

DOI

10.1016/j.hlc.2013.04.121