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J Invasive Cardiol. 2003 Jun;15(6):304-10.

Contrast-media induced nephropathy in patients undergoing coronary angiography.

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Department of Cardiology and Neprhrology, Hospital São Lucas, Pontificia Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.


Contrast-medium induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization has an extremely variable incidence, which is very elevated in high-risk subgroups. Despite its benign course in most cases, it is associated with a longer hospital stay, and elevated in-hospital and late mortality rates. This paper reviews the physiopathogenesis of CIN, as well as the clinical manifestations and preventive measures currently available.

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