Hyponatremia is a low concentration of sodium in the blood (< 135 mEq/L). Although this electrolyte imbalance can be seen in isolation, it most commonly occurs as a complication of other, potentially serious, medical issues. These include heart failure, pneumonia, and liver failure.
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality observed in clinical practice, and it is associated with a prolonged hospital stay and higher risk for readmission. Are you familiar with essential aspects of this condition, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori. Fast Five Quiz: Hyponatremia Essentials - Medscape - Oct 14, 2019.