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Abnormal renal functions in cyanotic congential heart disease.
  1. J Passwell,
  2. S Orda,
  3. M Modan,
  4. A Shem-Tov,
  5. A Aladjem,
  6. H Boichis

    Abstract

    Children with cyanotic congenital heart disease had a decreased glomerular filtration rate (71-8 +/- 18-9 ml/min per 1-73 m2) measured by endogenous creatinine clearances, compared with children who had had complete corrective surgery, children with noncyanotic heart disease, and normal children. There was a significant correlation between low glomerular filtration rate and haematocrit values above 50%. Daily urinary sodium excretion was reduced in the cyanotic patients.

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