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Critical Care

, 18:703

First Online: 19 December 2014


Acute kidney injury AKI is a frequently occurring complication in ICU patients and is associated with decreased short- and long-term survival. Gammelager and colleagues showed that AKI patients are at increased risk for developing heart failure and myocardial infarction at long-term follow-up. Their study provides strong epidemiological data on cardiorenal syndrome type 3, and their findings help explain the worse long-term survival of AKI patients. Finally, it also highlights the need for specific follow-up programs for ICU survivors.

AbbreviationsAKIAcute kidney injury

CRS-3Cardiorenal syndrome type 3

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Author: Wim Vandenberghe - Eric AJ Hoste



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