Contrast Agents for Cardiac Angiography: Osmolality and Contrast Complications.


Journal Article

Radiographic contrast agents have undergone a tremendous evolution over the past several decades. The creation of contrast agents with greater iodine carrying capacity and lower osmolality has improved imaging quality and reduced complications, including nausea, vomiting, congestive heart failure, and cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Whether differences exist among agents in terms of thrombotic complications remains controversial. Several characteristics including potential complications, toxicity, and cost must factor into the decision to use a particular contrast agent in cardiac procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krasuski, RA; Sketch, MH; Harrison, JK

Published Date

  • August 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 258 - 266

PubMed ID

  • 11096675

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11096675

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-3839


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States