A case of iatrogenic air bubbles in the left ventricle by coronary computed tomographic angiography

Shingo Kayano, Akira Takahashi, Hideki Ota, Kei Takase

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Abstract

We report a case of asymptomatic iatrogenic air bubbles in the left ventricle observed by coronary computed tomographic angiography. Air bubbles are rarely found in the left ventricle and could prove fatal should they migrate to the brain or coronary arteries. We believe that the cause is micro air bubbles in the tubing system between the intravenous catheter and power injector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-691
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun

Keywords

  • Contrast medium
  • Coronary computed tomographic angiography
  • Iatrogenic air bubbles
  • Intravenous catheter
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Power injector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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