Tag: AKI


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

New Study Finds Impella® Heart Pump Reduces Injury to Kidneys During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Specialist Opinion with Dr. Seth Bilazarian A new retrospective, single-center study published in Circulation Research finds 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 … Continue reading “New Study Finds Impella® Heart Pump Reduces Injury to Kidneys During High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention”