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Korean Circ J. 2013 Feb;43(2):132-134. English. Case Report.
Min SY , Shin JH , Lee SW , Doo E , Kim BK , Won YW , Park HC , Choi SI , Kim SG .
Devision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Guri, Korea.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a rare but potentially serious complication of coronary angiography (CAG) affecting just under 5 in 10000 patients. Most of the cases regarding DVT after CAG reported in the literature were associated with procedure-related vascular complications or with risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE). Here, we describe the case of a 50-year-old woman during treatment for anxiety disorder, who developed significant DVT after CAG without a history of VTE and with no significant risk factors for VTE, which was treated with an anticoagulant. This case reminds us that clinicians should consider the possible occurrence of VTE after diagnostic CAG even in patients without significant risk factors.

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