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Contrast-induced nephropathy in interventional cardiology

Author(s): Sudarsky D | Nikolsky E

Journal: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
ISSN 1178-7058

Volume: 2011;
Issue: default;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Doron Sudarsky, Eugenia NikolskyCardiology Department, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, IsraelAbstract: Development of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), ie, a rise in serum creatinine by either ≥0.5 mg/dL or by ≥25% from baseline within the first 2–3 days after contrast administration, is strongly associated with both increased inhospital and late morbidity and mortality after invasive cardiac procedures. The prevention of CIN is critical if long-term outcomes are to be optimized after percutaneous coronary intervention. The prevalence of CIN in patients receiving contrast varies markedly (from
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