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Higher preoperative HDL-C protects against AKI after heart surgery

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eMediNexus    30 December 2017

New research published December 9, 2017 in Journal of the American Heart Association says that a higher preoperative HDL cholesterol concentration was associated with lower incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. Each 10 mg/dL increase in preoperative HDL cholesterol concentration was associated with a 0.05 mg/dL lower postoperative serum creatinine change from baseline.

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