Dr. Ziad A. Ali, Interventional Cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Heart Center, emphasizes the significance of reducing contrast exposure and utilizing the least nephrotoxic contrast agents in angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention, particularly in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease. By implementing intravenous volume hydration, ensuring appropriate catheter engagement, and limiting contrast injection volume, the risk of acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) can be mitigated. The ACIST CVi® Contrast Delivery System addresses these concerns by offering controlled volume and rise settings, as well as the ability to record injection volume for documentation purposes. During cardiovascular intervention other physiology and imaging devices (IVUS) are often used as well. The ACIST HDi® HD IVUS System with enhanced imaging modes provides a better defined IVUS image for preprocedural planning and post procedural assessment. The ACIST RXi® Rapid Exchange FFR System along with the ACIST Navvus® II MicroCatheter give you the freedom to quickly and easily assess Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and dPR (diastolic Pressure Ration) using you 0.014” guidewire of choice. Continue reading to learn more.


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