Relationship between brain natriuretic peptide, microalbuminuria, and contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with acute coronary syndrome.

Yıldız E., Kose M., YURUYEN G., Akpinar T. S., Emet S., ERDEM E., ...More

Anadolu kardiyoloji dergisi : AKD = the Anatolian journal of cardiology, vol.14, no.6, pp.505-10, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Patients may develop kidney failure because of the contrast agent given during coronary angiography. Renal dysfunction and heart failure were previously shown to be associated with the development of contrast nephropathy. In our study, we aimed to investigate whether there is a relationship between subclinical renal (indicated by microalbuminuria) and/or cardiac (indicated by the height of the BNP) dysfunction between the development of contrast-induced nephropathy on patients undergoing angiography due to acute coronary syndrome.