Tag: AKI


Impella Support and Acute Kidney Injury During High-Risk PCI

Results from the cVAD Study™ on Renal Protection Dr. Michael Flaherty presents data on acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing high-risk PCI with Impella® support. Dr. Flaherty is director, research-interventional cardiology at Baptist Health Medical Group, Heart and Vascular Center in Louisville, Kentucky. In this presentation, Dr. Flaherty focuses on data from his 2017 … Continue reading “Impella Support and Acute Kidney Injury During High-Risk PCI”

The MATRIX Trial: AKI After Radial or Femoral Access for Invasive ACS Management

Key Takeaways In a group of patients undergoing radial access, 15.4% developed acute kidney injury (AKI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with 17.4% in the femoral access group. Randomized clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness of radial access (RA) on improved outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have increased interventionalists’ utilization of RA.1,2 Despite the … Continue reading “The MATRIX Trial: AKI After Radial or Femoral Access for Invasive ACS Management”

Use of Impella® Devices During High-Risk PCI is Associated with Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury

Patients undergoing complex coronary revascularization are at risk for periprocedural and postprocedural acute kidney injury (AKI), a complication which correlates with an increased risk of death, major bleeding, and myocardial infarction (MI).1 A reduction in cardiac output and renal hypoperfusion, which in turn leads to a decrease in glomerular filtration rate, may partly explain the increased risk for AKI during high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (HRPCI).1Currently, there are few published studies which examine the impact of micro-axial percutaneous left ventricular assist devices on AKI in patients undergoing HRPCI. Continue readingUse of Impella® Devices During High-Risk PCI is Associated with Reduced Occurrence of Acute Kidney Injury