Cholesterol embolization syndrome is due to dislodgment of cholesterol crystals from the atherosclerotic plaques lining the walls of major arteries resulting in an occlusion of small arteries. We describe a case of severe cutaneous cholesterol emboli syndrome following repeat coronary angiography showing by our observation that this syndrome is often unrecognized or misdiagnosed and that a better evaluation of risks factors in patients undergoing invasive procedures could prevent this severe complication.
- Cholesterol emboli syndrome
- Coronary angiography
- Cutaneous emboli
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine