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Monitoring of the Kidneys, Liver and Other vital organs

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on Acute Cardiovascular Care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

The clinical condition of patients that are acutely or critically unwell can change rapidly, with substantial risk of death or major morbidity.

Critical care therapies and procedures may similarly cause rapid physiological changes to patients.

Severe cardiac disease may impair extra-cardiac organ systems (e.g. kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract). Acute heart failure (AHF) and cardiogenic shock (CS) impair the systemic microcirculation – which may trigger MODS (Multi-Organ Dysfunction Syndrome). This may be combined with sepsis (and its inherent global microcirculatory dysfunction).

This topic provides an overview of monitoring of the kidneys, liver, and other vital organs of the acutely/critically unwell cardiovascular patient.
These courses are based on the textbook chapter Monitoring of the Kidneys, Liver, and Other Vital Organs in the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd Edition 2015 by K Werdan, B Patel, M Girndt, H Ebelt, J Schröder, S Nuding

What’s inside?

3 courses on:

  1. Monitoring the Kidneys
  2. Monitoring the Liver
  3. Monitoring the Gastrointestinal tract

Each course ends with a MCQs test.

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Course Coordinators

  • Susanna Price
  • Sofie Geveart

Course Contributors

  •  Daniel Rhyner
  • Richard Paul
  • Ehsan Ahmadnia