HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.19, no.3, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as a cluster of systemic abnormalities: hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia, abdominal obesity, and hypertension. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the devastating complications after cardiac surgery. Age, DM, preexisting renal dysfunction, hypertension, impaired left ventricular function, and severe arteriosclerosis of the aorta are the major risk factors for the development of AKI. The purpose of the current study was to analyze the influence of MetS on AKI occurring after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).