Journal article

Anomalous right coronary artery angioplasty complicated by intramural hematoma in the ascending aorta.

Geoff Lee, Bryan PY Yan, Walid Ahmar, Sharad Shetty, Andrew E Ajani

Cardiovasc Revasc Med | Published : 2005


An iatrogenic intramural hematoma (IMH) localized in the ascending aorta is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We describe the case of an ascending aortic IMH after the PCI of an anomalous right coronary artery. Early extension of the hematoma was observed during transesophageal echocardiography; the patient underwent successful surgical repair.