TITLE

Severe haemodynamic compromise due to left atrial compression by oesophageal haematoma

AUTHOR(S)
Nault, I.; Bertrand, O.F.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2007, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p1190
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a diagnosis of a 70-year-old man who undergo thrombolysis for an acute inferior myocardial infarction. He developed hematemesis after thrombolytic therapy. Balloon angioplasty was initially performed because of persisting chest pain. After percutaneous coronary intervention, the patient redeveloped upper gastrointestinal bleeding. An echocardiogram showed severe hemodynamic compromise due to left atrial compression by oesophageal hematoma.
ACCESSION #
27096295

 

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