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Acute pancreatitis following coronary artery angiography
  1. Juliette Krauer,
  2. Tania Vero,
  3. Julien Boileau and
  4. Luis Urbano
  1. Internal Medicine, Ensemble Hospitalier de la Cote, Morges, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Juliette Krauer; juliette.krauer{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Coronary artery angiography has many well-documented complications. Acute pancreatitis is a rarely described complication with potentially life-threatening repercussions. This article reports the case of a woman with acute pancreatitis that occurred within a few minutes after coronary artery angiography. Contrast agent toxicity and cholesterol emboli are the two mechanisms involved in the occurrence of acute pancreatitis after coronary artery angiography.

  • Interventional cardiology
  • pancreatitis

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  • Contributors JK: Drafting the article, conception and design, acquisition of data and interpretation of data. TV: Revising it critically for important intellectual content, agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved, and drafting the article. JB: Revising it critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version published. LU: Revising it critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version published. JK and TV: Contributed equally to this paper as first authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer-reviewed.

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