Stroke & Vascular Disorders
Cardiac catheterization: neurologic complications
CNS complications of cardiac catheterization include cerebrovascular events such as transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage, infectious events such as embolization of infected material to the brain, retinopathy, myelopathy, and seizures provoked by contrast agent use. PNS complications include mononeuropathy including femoral nerve compression, plexopathy, and radiculopathy. Stroke may occur during, immediately following, or up to 36 hours after the procedure.
Mar. 05, 2018