Coronary artery perforation with subepicardial hematoma.

  title={Coronary artery perforation with subepicardial hematoma.},
  author={Hiroshi Furushima and Toshiaki Matsubara and Yoshiyuki Tamura and Masami Yamazoe and Tetsuo Konno and Takao Ida and Yoshifusa Aizawa and Hisanaga Moro and Hirofumi Watanabe and Shoji Eguchi},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis},
  volume={41 1},
Coronary artery perforation is a relatively rare complication in coronary angioplasty. We report the case of a 71-year-old male, who was salvaged by emergency surgery, for cardiogenic shock due to subepicardial hematoma associated with balloon angioplasty. Such a case has not yet previously been reported.