In this retrospective cohort of 338 patients undergoing emergency PCI for ACS, 28% developed CIN, which was significantly more common in women, those with an LAD lesion, a contrast volume >200cc, or an end-diastolic pulmonary artery pressure > 15mmHg. Mortality in the CIN group was significantly higher than the non-CIN group (10% vs 3%). CIN is common and associated with high mortality post-emergency PCI. Better peri-procedural management is required to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.