Acute renal failure in coronary artery bypass surgery: independent effect of cardiopulmonary bypass.

@article{Stallwood2004AcuteRF,
  title={Acute renal failure in coronary artery bypass surgery: independent effect of cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Mark I Stallwood and Antony David Grayson and Keith Mills and Nigel D A Scawn},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={968-72}
}
BACKGROUND Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is associated with a high morbidity and mortality, particularly when associated with hemodialysis. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the use of cardiopulmonary bypass increased the risk of developing acute renal failure. METHODS The 2199 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting between January 2000 and March 2002 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients with significant preoperative renal… CONTINUE READING