Serum lactate as a predictor of mortality after paediatric cardiac surgery.

  title={Serum lactate as a predictor of mortality after paediatric cardiac surgery.},
  author={Mark Hatherill and Tina Sajjanhar and Shane M Tibby and Michael P Champion and David Anderson and Marta J Marsh and Ian A. Murdoch},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={77 3},
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of sequential lactate measurement in predicting postoperative mortality after surgery for complex congenital heart disease in children. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Sixteen bedded paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). SUBJECTS Ninety nine children (90 survivors, nine non-survivors). MEASUREMENTS Serum lactate and base deficit were measured on admission and every six hours thereafter. Data were analysed by Mann-Whitney and Fisher's exact… CONTINUE READING
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