Fluid Overload Is Associated With Higher Mortality and Morbidity in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Daniel J. Lex, Roland Tóth, Nikoletta R. Czobor, Stephen I. Alexander, Tamás Breuer, Erzsébet Sápi, A. Szatmári, Edgár Székely, J. Gál, Andrea Székely

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OBJECTIVES:: Fluid overload after pediatric cardiac surgery is common and has been shown to increase both mortality and morbidity. This study explores the risk factors of early postoperative fluid overload and its relationship with adverse outcomes. DESIGN:: Secondary analysis of the prospectively collected data of children undergoing open-heart surgery between 2004 and 2008. SETTING:: Tertiary national cardiac center. PATIENTS:: One thousand five hundred twenty consecutive pediatric patients (

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - febr. 24 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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