ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Spontaneous occlusion of the left anterior descending artery immediately following coronary angiography
Hakan Özhan1, Recai Alemdar1, Onur Çağlar1, İsmail Erden1, Sinan Albayrak1, Hayati Kandis2
1Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Faculty of Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.175
During coronary angiography of the patients with acute coronary syndrome, exposure of highly thrombogenic subendothelial collagen and local thrombin generation may rarely counteract with the contrast media used resulting promotion of platelet recruitment and degranulation. Final state may result in potentially fatal complications, such as abrupt occlusion of the coronary artery. In this article, a 60-year-old male case with unstable angina who had developed spontaneous occlusion of the left anterior descending artery immediately following coronary angiography.
Keywords : Angiography; coronary artery; spontaneous occlusion
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