Cortical blindness after cardiac catheterization: Effect of rechallenge with dye

B. N. Rama, T. V. Pagano, Michael Del Core, K. R. Knobel, J. Lee

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Transient cortical blindness (CB) is a rare complication of dye usage during cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or directed coronary atherectomy (DCA), and is limited to few case reports. In this paper, we are describing three such cases of CB who, upon reexposure to dye during subsequent cardiac catheterization, did not develop CB. To our knowledge, the consequences of reexposure of these patients to dye has not been described in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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