Hyperamylasemia after cardiac surgery. Incidence, significance, and management.

  title={Hyperamylasemia after cardiac surgery. Incidence, significance, and management.},
  author={David W. Rattner and Zhu Yun Gu and Gus J. Vlahakes and Andrew Louis Warshaw},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={209 3},
The significance of hyperamylasemia and its relationship to pancreatitis after cardiac surgery is controversial. Three hundred consecutive patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass were prospectively studied to determine the incidence and significance of postoperative hyperamylasemia. Ninety-six of three hundred patients (32%) developed hyperamylasemia. Fifty-six patients (19%) were classified as having isolated hyperamylasemia because they were asymptomatic and had normal serum lipase. Thirty… CONTINUE READING


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