International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Short Communication, Int J Cardiovas Res Vol: 5 Issue: 6

Known and Unknown Facts Concerning Transient Cortical Blindness: A mini review

Younes Nozari1 and Shima Haghani2*
1Department of Cardiology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Clinical Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author : Shima Haghani, MD
Department of Clinical Research,Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences North Kargar Street,Tehran-Iran, P.O. Box- 1411713138, Iran
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Received: July 11, 2016 Accepted: October 14, 2016 Published: October 21, 2016
Citation: Nozari Y, Haghani S. (2016) Known and Unknown Facts Concerning Transient Cortical Blindness: A mini review. Int J Cardiovasc Res 5:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000292

Abstract

Transient cortical blindness (TCB), as a rare complication of coronary catheterization, is an important issue for study, which has been ignored by cardiologists and ophthalmologists. Although the exact mechanism of this complication is still controversial, it seems that breaking the blood brain barrier (BBB) due to the direct effect of neurotoxicity of contrast agent on BBB is the most likely reason for it. Reassuring the patient is extremely important despite is devastating nature.Because surely they returns to normal vision.

Keywords: Transient cortical blindness; Cardiac angiography; Blood brain barrier

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