Severe cutaneous cholesterol emboli syndrome after coronary angiography

Ingrid Hendrickx, Marcello Monti, Eric Manasse, Roberto Gallotti

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Cholesterol emboli syndrome
  • Coronary angiography
  • Cutaneous emboli

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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