Renal Function After Open Heart Surgery
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.
KeywordsAcute Renal Failure Cardiopulmonary Bypass Cardiac Index Systemic Vascular Resistance Open Heart Surgery
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