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Fluid Accumulation After Neonatal Congenital Cardiac Operation: Clinical Implications and Outcomes
Friday, December 9, 2022
Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Source URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.12.078
After cardiac surgery in neonates, it is crucial to monitor fluid balance metrics to avoid mortality. This study aimed to determine the association between these metrics and infant postoperative mortality. Researchers concluded that time to first negative daily fluid balance, but not percentage fluid overload, is associated with improved outcomes. Treatments to achieve early negative fluid balance may decrease postoperative care requirements.