Hyponatremia

Up until today no one has really analyzed the influence of scavenging the right atrial effluent during HTK administration in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. The study presented here is the first of this kind: Scavenging right atrial Bretschneider histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate cardioplegia: Impact on hyponatremia and seizures in pediatric cardiac surgery patients. Turner II, Ruzmetov M, Niu J, Bibevski S, Scholl FG. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 4:S0022-5223(20)32537-X This study is a retrospective review from a single center with a relatively small sample size of 204 patients younger than age 18 years undergoing congenital heart surgery between January 2016 and March 2018. Frank Scholl is the chief physician of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, in Hollywood, Florida, USA.