Accidental Injection of Air Bubbles During Coronary Angiography

Video Supplement to “Coronary Artery Air Embolism" [August 2019 Clinical Images article by Agarwal and Sinha].

A 55-year-old male was admitted to the cardiology unit with anterior-wall myocardial infarction and post-infarct angina. During angiography, the left coronary artery was selectively engaged with a 6 Fr Judkins left 3.5 diagnostic catheter and a cineangiography shot was taken. However, accidental injection of air bubbles into the left system led to total abrupt occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

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