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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2402604, 3 pages
Case Report

The Artery of Percheron Infarction after Coronary Angiography

Internal Medicine Department, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 79430, USA

Received 9 March 2016; Accepted 13 April 2016

Academic Editor: Tayfun Sahin

Copyright © 2016 Haitham Mazek et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Coronary angiography is the golden choice for coronary artery disease evaluation and management. However, as with any invasive procedures, there is a risk of complications. We are reporting a case of 69-year-old male with past medical history of cardiac bypass surgery, CHF, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia who was admitted to the hospital to evaluate his chest pain. He had treadmill stress test that showed ischemic induced exercise. Patient underwent coronary angiography that showed proximal complete occlusion of the RCA with a patent graft. At the end of the procedure, the patient did not wake up and remained minimally responsive. An urgent brain MRI was ordered and showed infarctions consistent with an artery of Percheron infarction. Later, patient has improved slowly and was discharged home. We briefly here discuss this rare complication including the risk factor, clinical presentation, and the management.