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Perioperative increases in serum creatinine are predictive of increased 90-day mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation
1524-4539
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Volume
114
Issue
1 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 16820609
Source
Medline

Abstract

Patients with large creatinine increases (> or = 50%) after CABG surgery have a higher 90-day mortality compared with patients with small increases. Efforts to identify patients with impaired renal function and to preserve renal function before cardiac surgery may yield benefits for patients in the future.

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