Electrolyte Problem Raises Post-Op Death Risk: Study
An electrolyte disorder increases the risk of complications and death within 30 days after surgery, a large new study finds.
The study, which used information from a U.S. surgery database, was published online Sept. 10 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
Patients with the disorder, called preoperative hyponatremia, have low sodium levels in the blood. Previous research has...