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Abstract

Objectives: Contrast-induced nephropathy is considered a serious complication following coronary angiography increasing morbidity and mortality. Various drugs have been assessed to reduce the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy. In this study, we compared trimetazidine and allopurinol as a pharmacological measure to reduce the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy.

Methods: One hundred and twenty patients undergoing coronary angiography with baseline creatinine clearance more than 30 ml/minute were divided into three groups, 40 patients each. Group 1 received standard parenteral intravenous hydration in the form of isotonic saline at a rate of 1 ml/kg body weight per hour started 12 hours before angiography and up to 12 hours after the procedure. Group 2 received trimetazidine 35 mg twice per day for 72 hours starting 48 hours before the procedure in addition to intravenous hydration. Group 3 received allopurinol 300 mg once daily for 72 hours starting 48 hours before the procedure in addition to intravenous hydration. Serum creatinine and creatinine clearance were measured before and 72 hours after the procedure in addition to the volume of contrast media used.

Results: Trimetazidine and allopurinol failed to reduce contrast-induced nephropathy significantly. Among patients with contrast-induced nephropathy volume of contrast media was significantly higher.

Conclusion: Adding trimetazidine or allopurinol in addition to regular intravenous hydration with isotonic saline without targeting selectively high-risk patients did not reduce contrast-induced nephropathy following coronary angiography

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2020-07-05

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