Effect of statin therapy on contrast-induced nephropathy after coronary angiography: a meta-analysis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Although the pleiotropic effects of statins are postulated to be renoprotective, clinical studies have demonstrated conflicting results. We undertook a meta-analysis of published trials to evaluate the impact of statin therapy on the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS We searched… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.05.045

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