Incidence and predictors of silent embolic cerebral infarction following diagnostic coronary angiography.

@article{Kim2011IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and predictors of silent embolic cerebral infarction following diagnostic coronary angiography.},
  author={In Cheol Kim and S B Hur and Nam-Hee Park and Dong-Hwan Jun and Yun-Kyeong Cho and C J Nam and Hyungseop Kim and Seong-wook Han and Sae-Young Choi and Yoon-Nyun Kim and Kwon-Bae Kim},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={179-82}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary angiography (CAG) is an invasive diagnostic procedure, which could lead to procedure related complications. One of the well known post-procedural complications is cerebral embolic infarction with or without symptoms. Silent embolic cerebral infarction (SECI) has clinical significance because it can progress to a decline in cognitive function and increase the risk of dementia in the long term. The aim of this study was to detect the incidence and predictors of SECI after… CONTINUE READING
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