SESSION TITLE: Preconditions and Outcomes in Lung Transplantation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: While chronic kidney disease has been well described after lung transplantation, few studies exist looking at acute kidney injury (AKI) immediately in the postoperative period. In a retrospective cohort study, patients with AKI after lung transplantation requiring renal replacement therapy were shown to have significantly higher pulmonary artery pressures. We hypothesized that this group of patients may have been more susceptible to developing AKI if they had decreased right ventricular function preoperatively.