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INCIDENCE OF CONTRAST-INDUCED NEPHROPATHY IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION AS OPPOSED TO CORONARY ARTERY ANGIOGRAPHY
Alaa Raslan, MD*, Hussein Saied, PHD and Akram Jahjah, PHD
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) may sometimes be a serious complication of coronary angiography (CAG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Aim: to study the incidence of CIN in patients undergoing PCI as opposed to coronary angiography alone. Methods: This is a prospective analytical study that has included 123 patients undergoing coronary angiography or PCI, all underwent an objective exam, hematochemical measurements. The patients were divided into two groups depending on the type of procedure. The incidence of CIN (defined as an increase in creatinine level equal or more than 25% from baseline values within 48-72 hours after the coronary procedure) was compared in the two groups. Results: CIN took place in 28 patients, 10 of them were in the PCI group. No significant difference was noted in the incidence of CIN in the PCI and CAG group (22% vs 23% respectively with a p value of 0.9) Conclusion: No association was found between PCI and increased incidence of CIN as opposed to coronary angiography.[Full Text Article]