[Peripheral cholesterol embolism in a percutaneous coronary angioplasty procedure. A case report].

Cholesterol embolism is a rare but potentially serious complication of cardiac catheterization. We report the case of a patient who presented a cholesterol embolism in the lower extremities after percutaneous angioplasty and the elective implantation of a stent. Clinical evolution was favourable. The appearance of cholesterol embolism could have been precipitated, in this case, by anticoagulation treatment with heparin and intense antiaggregation.
AuthorsV Climent, R Alfonso, V Mainar, P Bordes, J A Quiles
JournalRevista española de cardiología (Rev Esp Cardiol) Vol. 53 Issue 3 Pg. 464-6 (Mar 2000) ISSN: 0300-8932 [Print] SPAIN
Vernacular TitleEmbolismo periférico de colesterol en un procedimiento de angioplastia coronaria percutánea. Presentación de un caso.
PMID10712975 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article, Review)
  • Aged
  • Angina Pectoris (complications, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary (adverse effects, instrumentation, methods)
  • Cardiac Catheterization (adverse effects)
  • Embolism, Cholesterol (diagnosis, etiology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stents

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