Primary angioplasty represents the best strategy for myocardial reperfusion in ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction. However, it is associated with a high risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy, a renal complication coupled with markedly increased morbidity and mortality rates. This paper summarizes, on the current evidence available, the clinical and prognostic relevance of renal insufficiency and contrast-induced nephropathy in acute myocardial infarction, and emphasizes new possible preventive strategies for kidney protection in this clinical setting.
|Translated title of the contribution||Management of renal complications during primary angioplasty|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
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