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Contrast-induced encephalopathy after coronary angioplasty in a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
  1. Shu Hirata,
  2. Masashi Koga,
  3. Harukazu Iseki
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sagamihara Kyodo Hospital, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Masashi Koga, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sagamihara Kyodo Byoin, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5188, Japan; mkoga26feb{at}

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A 75-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus presented with chest pain. He was diagnosed with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Emergent coronary angiography revealed proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery occlusion. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was then performed. During aspiration thrombectomy, he went into cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was started immediately. Recovery of spontaneous circulation was obtained after 7 min of CPR while PCI of the LAD was being performed simultaneously. …

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