Repeated Cerebral Infarction Immediately after Bypass Graft Angiography: A Case Report
A cerebral infarction (CI) is a common complication of coronary angiography (CAG); however, repeated CIs in the immediate period after a CAG have not been reported yet. The patient in the present study experienced left upper quadrant blindness immediately after internal thoracic arteriography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a high-intensity area in the right occipital lobe. Despite the administration of antithrombotic therapy, the patient became transiently comatose for 6 hours. MRI showed a new high-intensity area in the left thalamus. A noninvasive assessment should be considered before internal thoracic arteriography to prevent the risk of complications.
Keywordsanticoagulation - artery - cardiac catheterization - cardiac surgery - stroke - guiding catheter - atherosclerosis
Received: 29 May 2020
Accepted: 19 January 2021
11 March 2021 (online)
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