Low albumin can predict poor outcome

June 2008
Cardiology Today;Jun2008, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p19
The article focuses on the data reviewed by Ryan R. Davies, M.D., division of cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and his colleagues regarding the presence of low albumin and low body mass index (BMI) which may indicate the need for early transplantation in patients with congenital heart disease. Results of the data reviewed on 790 patients with congenital heart disease who were listed for a heart transplant from 1995 to 2005 are discussed. It is mentioned that albumin less than 3.5 was an indicator of a poor outcome.


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