Thursday, December 16, 2010

Test for Protein in Urine after Heart Surgery

Urine test for protein is perhaps a much neglected simple test, forgotten by the clinicians in this age of costly tests after a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

After a heart surgery kidneys bear the brunt in eliminating the toxic products from body. Sometimes in the severest form there may occur acute shut down of kidney function.

There are many tests to asses the functions of kidney. But, the simple test for protein in urine is perhaps many times forgotten.

Passing of protein in urine called proteinuria is a predictor of kidney injury. It should to be performed to take effective measures at a right time to keep the kidneys safe.


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