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Transient cortical blindness after coronary angiography: a case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21465952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transient cortical blindness after coronary angiography is a rarely encountered, rapidly progressive complication with complete return of vision within hours to up to five days.. Patients at risk include those undergoing coronary artery bypass graft study and those with renal failure. Although, the exact mechanism is not clear, the most likely explanation is a breakdown of blood brain barrier with direct neurotoxicity of the contrast media as most reported patients underwent coronary bypass graft study. We report a case of transient cortical blindness following diagnostic coronary angiography in a 39-year old patient with spontaneous recovery of vision within 1 hour.
Authors:
Naveed Akhtar; Isamil A Khatri; Aamir Naseer; Javeria Ikram; Waqas Ahmed
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.
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