Over the last decade, cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) has been recognized as a frequent adverse event following cardiac surgery. In this clinical context and others, AKI has been strongly associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and length of hospitalization. These adverse events that accompany AKI have been shown to be directly proportional to the magnitude peak rise in serum creatinine and the duration of AKI making AKI a costly complication and a target for prevention in hospitalized patients around the world. In this chapter, we discuss the subsequent health-care costs, utilization, mortality, and morbidity that follow cardiac surgery-associated AKI, risk factors, prediction, and prevention in the perioperative setting of cardiac surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Perioperative Kidney Injury|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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