Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery in adults

Jeremiah R. Brown, Chirag R. Parikh

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerioperative Kidney Injury
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781493912735
ISBN (Print)9781493912728
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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