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to analyze the scientific production about sodium restriction in patients with heart failure. integrative literature review from articles published from 2007 to 2017, located in the CINAHL and Scopus databases. thirteen studies were analyzed. Sodium intake restriction was associated with lower unfavorable clinical outcomes in patients with marked symptomatology. The 24-hour urine sodium dosage was the main tool to assess adherence to the low sodium diet. based on the studies included in this review, in symptomatic patients, dietary sodium restriction should be encouraged in clinical practice as a protective measure for health. However, in asymptomatic patients, it should be well studied.


Mailson Marques de Sousa, Bernadete de Lourdes André Gouveia, Taciana da Costa Farias Almeida, Maria Eliane Moreira Freire, Francisco de Assis Brito Pereira de Melo, Simone Helena Dos Santos Oliveira. Evidence related to sodium restriction in patients with heart failure. Revista brasileira de enfermagem. 2020;73(4):e20180874

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PMID: 32520096

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