Acute Cardiac Tamponade: An Unusual Cause of Acute Renal Failure.
We are reporting a case of acute renal failure after cardiac surgery due to acute pericardial effusion. The patient had normal baseline renal function but developed acute oliguric renal failure with a significant increase in serum creatinine postoperatively. Pericardiotomy led to an improvement in blood pressure, immediate diuresis and quick recovery of renal function back to baseline. Pericardial tamponade should be included in the consideration of causes of the cardiorenal syndrome.
Department of Internal Medicine, Colombia, Mo., USA.
SourceCardiorenal medicine 2:2 2012 May pg 83-86
Pub Type(s)JOURNAL ARTICLE