Acute renal failure and open heart surgery.


A retrospective study of 428 open heart operations showed the incidence of mild and severe renal failure to be 26% and 4.7% respectively. The mortality rate was 38% in the mild cases and 70% in the severe cases. Only half of the patients whose death was associated with renal failure showed macroscopic or microscopic renal lesions at necropsy. The patients… (More)


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@article{Yeboah1972AcuteRF, title={Acute renal failure and open heart surgery.}, author={Edith Yeboah and Anja Petrie and John Pead}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1972}, volume={1 5797}, pages={415-8} }