Acute occlusion of left main coronary artery after diagnostic angiography can be rapidly fatal. We describe two patients with left main disease that developed cardiac arrest shortly after diagnostic coronary angiography. They were both successfully treated with emergency left main stenting while cardiopulmonary resuscitation was being performed. Patients with left main disease should be carefully monitored after diagnostic angiography to allow prompt recognition of acute occlusion. Emergency stenting may be required for salvaging the patients.
- Coronary angiography
- Left main coronary artery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine