Accelerated versus delayed initiation of renal-replacement strategies following cardiac surgery

JTCVS Open. 2021 Apr 5;6:193-197. doi: 10.1016/j.xjon.2021.03.023. eCollection 2021 Jun.


Visual representation of the impact and controversy surrounding the timing of initiation for renal-replacement therapy for acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. On the left side of the image is the impact of acute kidney injury on postoperative heart surgery patients. On the right are the considerations a provider must undertake when determining the appropriating timing for renal-replacement therapy for individual patients.

Keywords: critical care; postcardiotomy; renal-replacement therapy; ultrafiltration.

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  • Editorial