A 60-year-old woman with severe chest pain and ECG diagnostic for acute transmural ischemia was transferred to cath lab for primary PTCA. After procedure, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) views revealed an intramural haematoma extending from the ostium of the RCA throughout the sino-tubular junction. These findings and the stable clinical conditions of patient guided us to a conservative therapeutic approach. A TEE study, performed 5 days after admission, showed a complete resolution of intramural haematoma. A waiting strategy can be a valid therapeutic option in selected patients with iatrogenic haematoma and TEE is a useful diagnostic tool for clinical decision making.
- Intramural haematoma
- Transesophageal echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine