A case of circumferential multi-vessel coronary intramural hematoma in a post-menopausal woman

Ducas, Robin; Jassal, Davinder S.; Hussain, Farrukh
July 2011
Heart International;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p36
Academic Journal
Spontaneous coronary dissections are a well described entity which are often difficult to treat. Intramural hematoma is one type of coronary dissection. Previous case reports have described the treatment for angiographically visible dissection. We describe the first report of diffuse intramural hematoma visualized only on intravascular ultrasound with no angiographically obvious evidence of dissection treated with multivessel drug eluting stenting. This case highlights the importance of a high level of suspicion and atypical presentations of coronary dissection, and the use of multimodality imaging with intravascular ultrasound and computerized tomography for both diagnosis and therapy.


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