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Risk Score of Mehran et al for Predicting Nephropathy Secondary to Radiocontrast After a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the risk of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy after a percutaneous coronary intervention using the score of Mehran et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

N17, T82

Description:

Mehran et al developed a simple score for predicting nephropathy associated with radiocontrast material used during a percutaneous coronary intervention. This can help identify a patient at risk for renal dysfunction and who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

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