November 12, 2014
Notes: Gong, JiaQing
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2013 Oct 4;439(4):528-32. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.09.009. Epub 2013 Sep 10.
Author Address: Department of General Surgery, The People’s Liberation Army General Hospital of Chengdu Command, Chengdu 610083, Sicuan Province, China. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4901Author: Gorges, R., Ghalayini, W. and Zughaib, M.
Title: A case of contrast-induced pancreatitis following cardiac catheterization
Journal: J Invasive Cardiol
Short Title: A case of contrast-induced pancreatitis following cardiac catheterization
Alternate Journal: The Journal of invasive cardiology
ISSN: 1557-2501 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 24088437
Cardiac Catheterization/*adverse effects/methods
Contrast Media/administration & dosage/*adverse effects
Coronary Angiography/*adverse effects/methods
Coronary Artery Disease/*diagnosis
Pancreatitis, Acute Necrotizing/*chemically induced/diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ventriculography, First-Pass/*adverse effects/methods
Abstract: Coronary heart disease remains the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States. Angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are an integral part in management of acute coronary syndromes. Well-defined complications of coronary angiography include allergic and anaphylactic reactions, vascular access complications, stroke, and contrast-induced kidney injury. Radiographic contrast agents (RCAs) are known to cause acute kidney injury. RCAs are also postulated to induce pancreatitis in experimental animal models. We present a patient with acute pancreatitis immediately following coronary angiography. Recent studies have described that the use of RCA is associated with worse prognosis in patients with ongoing pancreatitis. The pathophysiology of RCA-induced pancreatitis is poorly understood. Although extremely rare, RCA-induced pancreatitis should be considered in the appropriate clinical setting.