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Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiovascular Surgery: An Overview

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Juan Jose Olivero ,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Juan Jorge Olivero,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Peter Tuan Nguyen,

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Anna Kagan

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Acute kidney injury is a complication of open-heart surgery that carries a poor prognosis. Studies have shown that postoperative renal function deterioration in cardiovascular surgery patients increases in-hospital mortality and adversely affects long-term survival. Identifying individuals at risk for developing AKI and aggressive early intervention is extremely important to optimize outcomes. This paper provides an overview of the etiology, prognostic markers, risk factors, and prevention of AKI and treatments that may favorably affect outcomes.

How to Cite: 1. Olivero JJ, Olivero JJ, Nguyen PT, Kagan A. Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiovascular Surgery: An Overview. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2012;8(3):31-36. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-8-3-31
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Published on 01 Jul 2012.
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