The role of dialysis in contrast-induced nephropathy: Doubts and certainties

Carlo Guastoni, Stefano De Servi, Marco D'Amico

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Over past years, there has been a progressive increase in percutaneous endovascular procedures in patients with chronic renal disease, owing to the high incidence of vascular disease, particularly coronary artery disease, in this population. The use of contrast media may further worsen renal function in such patients, in some cases even accelerating the progression towards end-stage renal failure, and may increase patient morbidity and mortality. In this review, we discuss the role of dialysis in preventing contrast-induced nephropathy as well as present indications to its use in patients already on dialysis treatment undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures with contrast medium injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-557
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Contrast media
  • Contrast-induced nephropathy
  • Dialysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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