Management of cerebrovascular accidents during cardiac catheterization: Immediate cerebral angiography versus early neuroimaging strategy

Federico De Marco, José Antonio Fernandez-Diaz, Thierry Lefèvre, Jordi Balcells, Mario Araya, Helen Routledge, Andrés Rosas, Yves Louvard, Pierre Dumas, Marie Claude Morice

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Abstract

Ischemic cerebrovascular events are a rare complication of cardiac catheterization. Consequently a unique standard of management for these events is yet to be defined. Immediate cerebral angiography followed by local thrombolysis is an effective strategy and we report six cases for which this approach was successfully employed. In contrast the use of immediate neuroimaging by means of MRI or CT scan in two cases delayed the implementation of appropriate therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-568
Number of pages9
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2007

Keywords

  • Complications adult cath/intervention
  • Imaging (CT/MR)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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