A patient with AKI after cardiac surgery

Academic Article


  • Up to 30%of patients undergoing cardiac surgery develop AKI, with1%requiring RRT. AKI is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. Postoperatively, even minimal changes in serum creatinine are associated with a substantial increase in mortality. No intervention has been definitely proven effective in reducing kidney injury. The successful prevention andmanagement of AKI involves identifying patients at risk for AKI, recognizing subtle abnormalities in a timely manner, performing basic clinical assessments, and responding appropriately to data obtained.With that in mind, in this Attending Rounds, a woman with AKI in the setting of cardiac surgery is presented to highlight the use of history, physical exam, hemodynamic monitoring, laboratory data trends, and urine indices in establishing the correct diagnosis and appropriate management.
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  • Tolwani AJ
  • Start Page

  • 1470
  • End Page

  • 1478
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 8