Left ventricular haematoma mimicking lateral wall myocardial infarction secondary to percutaneous coronary intervention

Senarslan O., Tarnci N. B., Kantarci U. H., Eyuboglu M., Senarslan D. A.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.28, no.4, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2016-090
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: percutaneous coronary intervention, complication, dissecting intra-myocardial haematoma
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Dissecting intra-myocardial haernatoma is a rare disease and a potentially fatal complication after cardiac surgery. Patients with previous heart surgery have more risk for dissecting intra-myocardial haematoma after percutaneous coronary intervention, Management of this issue is challenging. We describe a rare case of a 63-year-old woman with a left ventricular wall-dissecting intra-myoclardial haematoma, which developed 30 minutes after percutaneous coronary intervention. The patient was treated conservatively, with a successful outcome.