Tag: Acute Kidney Injury


Impella® Heart Pump and Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury in High-Risk PCI

Dr. Michael Flaherty discusses the retrospective, single-center study published in Circulation Research which finds that use of hemodynamic support with Impella 2.5® heart pump during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI) can reduce the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) even when those patients had preexisting kidney disease and low ejection fraction (EF). The new study … Continue reading “Impella® Heart Pump and Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury in High-Risk PCI”

Clinical Options for Minimizing Contrast Exposure and Reducing Contrast-Induced Kidney Injury Risk

Key Takeaways

  • Contrast-induced acute kidney injury caused by iodinated contrast medium is associated with high morbidity and mortality in at-risk patients.
  • Previous studies note that automated contrast injectors, removal of contrast from the coronary sinus, and pressure-sensitive diversion devices may help reduce contrast exposure and lower the risk for AKI.
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), one of the prime causes of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI),1 is now the third most frequent cause of hospital-acquired renal failure.2 Continue readingClinical Options for Minimizing Contrast Exposure and Reducing Contrast-Induced Kidney Injury Risk