Evaluation of Cardiac Catheterization effect on Patients’ Renal Functions

Diaa K. Abed-Ali, Mohammed A

Abstract


Cardiac catheterization represents a significant medical
diagnostic and treatment method that may refers as a risk for the
development of acute kidney injury (AKI).
An Evaluation Descriptive Design is conduct from Dec.
2
P
nd
P . 2014 to March30P
th
P . 2015, in Al-Najaf City/Al-Najaf AlAshraf
Health
Directorate
/
Open
Heart
Surgery
Center,
to

evaluate
the
effect
of
the
cardiac
catheterization
on
renal

functions.
A Non-Probability
(Convenience
Sample)
of
(53)

patients
are
included
in
the
study.
The
data
has
been
collect

byusing
of
the
questionnaire,
and
by
means
of
structured

interview
technique
with
the
study
subjects,
and
by
using
the

Telephone
conversation
with
the
patients
or
with
their
relatives.











With
respect
to
the
statistical
mean
and
standard
deviation,

the
study
results
indicate
that
there
an
elevation
of
the
selected

renal
functionstests
that
mean
that
the
cardiac
catheterization

affects
the
renal
functions.











According
to
the
study
findings
and
discussion,
the
study

concluded

the following:The cardiac catheterization affect the
patients’ renal functions. In addition, the impairment in the
patients’ renal functions specified through the elevation of blood
urea levels affected by the contrast volume, post-cardiac
catheterization intravenous fluids, and the nephrotoxic
medications. While the duration of disease, medical history, and
the contrast volume affect the impairment of the renal functions
specified by the elevation in serum creatinine levels.
The study recommends that other studies beconduct to
evaluate the impact of the cardiac catheterization on patients’
renal functions. In addition,training sessions should be conduct
for the health staff members to use advanced methods to reduce
the risk for renal problems after cardiac catheterization.

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