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Serum lactates correlate with mortality after operations for complex congenital heart disease.

Authors
  • Cheifetz, I M
  • Kern, F H
  • Schulman, S R
  • Greeley, W J
  • Ungerleider, R M
  • Meliones, J N
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1997
Volume
64
Issue
3
Pages
735–738
Identifiers
PMID: 9307466
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Serum lactate levels may be a useful predictor of mortality in children less than 1 year of age who have undergone cardiopulmonary bypass. An elevation in serum lactate level after a complex operation for congenital heart disease should be taken as a serious indicator of potential mortality.

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