Cardiac and vascular metal deposition with high mortality in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

@article{Swaminathan2008CardiacAV,
  title={Cardiac and vascular metal deposition with high mortality in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.},
  author={Sundararaman Swaminathan and Whitney A. High and James F. Ranville and Timothy D. Horn and Kim H Hiatt and Michael M. Thomas and Heather Hilliard Brown and Sudhir V. Shah},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2008},
  volume={73 12},
  pages={
          1413-8
        }
}
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a severe disabling disease that can follow gadolinium-based contrast exposure. In this study we analyzed the clinical and laboratory records of patients with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis who had a history of exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media and identified their cardiac and vascular events. At autopsy, we found that the heart, blood vessels, and skin of three patients who died of cardiac and/or vascular complications had appreciable amounts of… CONTINUE READING
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