Organ cross talk in the critically ill: the heart and kidney.

@article{Kociol2009OrganCT,
  title={Organ cross talk in the critically ill: the heart and kidney.},
  author={Robb D. Kociol and J. G. Rogers and Andrew T. Shaw},
  journal={Blood purification},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={311-20}
}
Heart failure results in significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. Chronic heart failure is often complicated by renal insufficiency. Further, acute decompensated heart failure is often complicated by worsening renal function or the development of diuretic resistance. Heart failure complicated by renal dysfunction has a significantly worse prognosis. The pathophysiology underlying this so-called cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is unclear. It likely involves a combination of… CONTINUE READING