Left atrial intramural hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Franks2015LeftAI,
  title={Left atrial intramural hematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Russell J Franks and Anthony C de Souza and Carlo di Mario},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2015},
  volume={86 3},
  pages={E150-2}
}
We describe a rare complication of a complex chronic total occlusion recanalization procedure. Perforation of a distal right coronary artery collateral results in a left atrial intramural hematoma with consequent circulatory collapse. Access to prompt transoesophageal echocardiography and urgent surgical intervention were lifesaving and the case highlights… CONTINUE READING