We report two cases of children with severe cardiomyopathy requiring treatment with ventricular assist devices who developed acute kidney injury and were treated with fenoldopam. Therapy with fenoldopam appeared successful in one case in that renal replacement therapy was avoided with improvement in urine output and renal function. These are the first reported cases of fenoldopam use in children with acute kidney injury receiving mechanical circulatory support.
- Acute kidney injury
- Cardiac surgery
- Ventricular assist device
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health