Chronic Kidney Disease

Mehran Score

The population of patients with CKD worldwide is growing at a tremendous rate. Consequently, these high-risk patents are now encountered much more frequently in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. In one recent registry, for example, 25 of patients undergoing PCI had at least mild CKD.14 For the interventional cardiologist, identifying these patients is important for two reasons. First, this group Figure 5-2. Risk score for determining risk of contrast-induced nephropathy and dialysis after...