An unusual but dramatic complication of coronary angiography: Transient cortical blindness


Tatli E., Buyuklu M. , Altun A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.121, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 121 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.04.129
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

Özet

A 52-year-old woman developed transient cortical blindness after coronary angiography. Its occurrence after coronary angiography is far less common. A possible mechanism of this complication may be contrast penetration of the blood-brain barrier with direct neurotoxicity to the occipital cortex. Patient outcome is excellent, with complete recovery expected within 24-48 h. (c) 2007 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.