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Incidence of nephrotoxicity similar using iodixanol or iopromide for angiography

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with impaired renal function, the type of nonionic contrast agent used for coronary angiography seems to make little difference to the subsequent rate of contrast-induced nephrotoxicity, a Korean team has shown. Dr. Tae-Jin Youn, at Seoul National University, and...

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CT angiography predicts long-term cardiac risk in patients with chest pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among patients seen in the emergency department with chest pain, cardiac CT findings predict their risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in the next 2 years, according to a report in the May issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. In fact, CT findings add incremental...

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High-dose atorvastatin before PCI may prevent contrast-induced nephropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s now one more reason for statin loading before percutaneous coronary intervention. As well as reducing myocardial damage, high-dose atorvastatin given shortly before PCI reduces the risk of nephropathy caused by the angiography contrast medium, an Italian team reports...