Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 227–230 | Cite as

Assessing the effect of preoperative levosimendan on renal function in patients with right ventricular dysfunction

  • Jose L. Guerrero OrriachEmail author
  • M. Galán Ortega
  • A. Ramírez Fernandez
  • D. Ariza Villanueva
  • A. Florez Vela
  • I. Moreno Cortés
  • M. Rubio Navarro
  • J. Cruz Mañas
Brief Communication


The Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN) classification considers SCr values, urea and urine output in order to improve timely diagnose ARF and improve patient prognosis by early treatment. Preoperative levosimendan is a new way for cardiac and kidney protection, we try to evaluate this drug in fifteen patients comparing values of AKIN scale parameters pre and post cardiac surgery in patients with right ventricle dysfunction.


Levosimendan Acute renal failure Preoperative Kidney AKIN scale 


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Conflict of interest

Authors do not have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose L. Guerrero Orriach
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Galán Ortega
    • 1
  • A. Ramírez Fernandez
    • 1
  • D. Ariza Villanueva
    • 1
  • A. Florez Vela
    • 1
  • I. Moreno Cortés
    • 1
  • M. Rubio Navarro
    • 1
  • J. Cruz Mañas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaHospital Virgen de la VictoriaMálagaSpain

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