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2018 Dec

Eur Heart J Case Rep



Acute-onset coma after iso-osmolar iodinated contrast injection: a case report of contrast-induced encephalopathy after elective coronary angiography.


Heemelaar JC, van der Hoeven NW, Muller FF, Appelman Y
Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2018 Dec; 2(4):yty132.
PMID: 31020208.


Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare complication of coronary angiography (CAG) caused by a direct neurotoxic reaction to iodinated contrast medium. Contrast-induced encephalopathy can result in a variety of neurological symptoms following within minutes to hours after contrast injection. It manifests most frequently as transient cortical blindness, headache, or confusion. In the majority of known cases, symptoms completely resolve solely with supportive care. We present a case where CIE takes a more dramatic course.