Journal Club (issue 5): Torasemide, is it ‘better’ than furosemide?

Journal Club | 29 mins

In this journal club we continue our theme of cardiovascular therapeutics and talk about the loop diuretic torasemide. Torasemide (torsemide in USA) has been around for several years but has only recently gained more attention in the veterinary market after the release of two licensed products for dogs. Here we discuss the evidence behind the use of this diuretic in both companion animals and people and how we might implement this knowledge in a practical manner.

Meet the speakers

Liz Bode

Director, Cardiology Specialist

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Liz graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2006. After spending some time carrying out voluntary work with SPANA, Liz took up a job in mixed practice in East Yorkshire. Shortly after this, Liz completed an internship at the University of Cambridge and solidified her love for all things cardio. She subsequently embarked on a PhD at the University of Manchester looking at cellular calcium handling in heart failure and ageing and was awarded her doctorate in 2013. After another spell in small animal practice Liz completed her residency in cardiology at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. Following her residency she worked at the University of Liverpool as a senior lecturer in small animal cardiology. More recently, she was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and has taken on the role of Module Co-ordinator for the CertAVP cardiology modules at the University of Liverpool. She currently works at Chestergates Veterinary Specialists in the UK.

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