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Renal Function After Open Heart Surgery

  • H. M. Koning
  • J. A. Leusink
Part of the Current Concepts in Critical Care book series (CRITICAL CARE)

Abstract

Renal impairment following surgery can have considerable consequences for the patient. Severe postoperative renal dysfunction has a mortality exceeding 50%. The need for frequent dialysis imposes a heavy burden, not only on the patient, but also on the intensive care unit and laboratory services. Although mortality remains high and therapy is expensive, patients who recover are generally restored to health and do not require continued medical care, thus making therapy worthwhile.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Cardiopulmonary Bypass Cardiac Index Systemic Vascular Resistance Open Heart Surgery 
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  • J. A. Leusink

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