Transient cortical blindness and successful recovery after coronary bypass surgery

Tasdemir K. , Evereklioğlu C. , Kaya M. G.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, cilt.66, ss.661-664, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.66.5.2131096
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.661-664


Left ventricular injury has a bad prognosis, especially when a coronary artery is involved. After perforation of the left cardiac ventricle by a knife, a 19-year-old male patient presented with: (i) complete bilateral visual loss; (ii) left anterior descending (LAD) artery injury; (iii) severe systemic hypotension. Under emergency conditions and cardiopulmonary bypass, the LAD artery was revascularized by a saphenous vein graft. Bilateral blindness recovered within several days.