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Coronary Angiography | Risk Equation for Contrast Associated Nephropathy

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of a patient developing contrast media-associated nephropathy following coronary angiography using the risk equation of Mueller et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, imaging studies, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

N14.1, N14.4

Description:

Administration of contrast material during coronary angiography may be followed by development of contrast media-related nephropathy. The presence of certain risk factors can help identify a patient who is at increased risk for the toxic reaction and who may benefit from preventive care. The authors are from Bad Krozingen in Germany and Basel in Switzerland.

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