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.
- cardiac catheterisation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine