Article Abstract

Occlusion of right coronary artery by microembolization caused by excessive diagnostic catheter manipulation

Authors: Salem A. Salem, Showkat Haji, Nadish Garg, Rami N. Khouzam, Pooja Jagadish, Shadwan Alsafwah


With advancing technology and newer therapeutic and diagnostic techniques, physicians are now encountering new complications or increasing frequency of known complications than before. left cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography is not an exception. As transradial cardiac catheterization is now becoming more popular, operators should be more aware of related challenges and limitations associated. Tortuous right bracheocephalic artery is an anatomical variance that makes radial catheterization more difficult, and may indeed add additional time and risk to the procedure and patient, respectively. Hence, we present this case report.