Iopamidol in cardioangiography: a retrospective, multicentre study - Part II. Paediatric patients

Luigi Ballerini, Franco Barbaresi, Giovanni Binaghi, Carmelo Cernigliaro, Raffaello Chioin, Luigi Inglese, Giorgio Invernizzi, Susanna Leto di Priolo, Eustaquio Onorato, Federico Passoni, Giuseppe Richichi, Umberto Squarcia, Roberte Violini

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To evaluate the complication rate in paediatric cardioangiography with the nonionic contrast medium iopamidol data on 8,166 procedures were retrospectively collected in 12 centres. The overall complication rate was 3.78% (309/8,166), 3.44% were related to the procedure, and 0.34% to the contrast medium. The mortality rate varied with age. It was higher in patients <2 months (0.38%) than in patients >2 months-2 years (0.06%) and in patients older than 2 years (0.03%). The total complication rate was higher than the one observed in a similar retrospective analysis performed in adult patients (1.89%). This difference is probably due to higher risk conditions of the younger patients. However the contrast medium related complication rate (0.34% vs 0.4%) and the mortality rate (0.11% vs 0.1%) were comparable, confirming the good tolerability of iopamidol in cardiac catheterisation also in paediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalThe International Journal of Cardiac Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992


  • cardiac catheterisation
  • complications
  • iopamidol
  • paediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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