Massive right coronary air embolism in the right coronary artery during left coronary angiography: A case report

Abstract

Coronary air embolism is one of the inadvertent complications of coronary angiography. We report a case of unexpected massive right coronary air embolism during left coronary angiography with a JL4 diagnostic catheter. This report demonstrates that air embolism may occur in the contralateral coronary artery and therefore complete air aspiration must be ensured during coronary angiography.

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@inproceedings{Park2013MassiveRC, title={Massive right coronary air embolism in the right coronary artery during left coronary angiography: A case report}, author={Chang-Bum Park and Hui-Jeong Hwang and Jin-Man Cho and Byung-Hyun Jo and Chong-Jin Kim}, year={2013} }