Over past years, there has been a progressive increase in percutaneous endovascular procedures in patients with chronic renal disease, owing to the high incidence of vascular disease, particularly coronary artery disease, in this population. The use of contrast media may further worsen renal function in such patients, in some cases even accelerating the progression towards end-stage renal failure, and may increase patient morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss the role of dialysis in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy as well as present indications to its use in patients already on dialysis treatment undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures with contrast medium injection.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2007|
- Contrast media
- Contrast-induced nephropathy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine