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  • Unit 2.5: Contrast Media and Contrast Nephropathy

    Roxana Mehran, MD — Columbia University Medical Center, Cardiovascular Research Foundation

    Duration: 1 hour

    Faculty Disclosure

    Nothing to Disclose

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the relationship between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease
    • Review the effects of contrast media on renal function
    • Identify patient-related and procedure-related risk factors for contrast-induced nephropathy
    • Review potential prevention methods and the role of ionicity, viscosity, local drug delivery, and sodium bicarbonate in contrast-induced nephropathy