Left atrial hematoma complicating inferior myocardial infarction

Jason Ciril Kovacic, Matthew David A.Court Horton, Terence John Campbell, Stephanie Helen Wilson

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Abstract

Intramyocardial dissecting hematoma after myocardial infarction is a rare condition. Previous reports have documented that these hematomas form almost exclusively in the myocardium adjacent to the culprit coronary lesion. We report a case of coexistent intramyocardial dissecting hematoma and ventricular rupture that arose as a consequence of a distal right coronary artery occlusion. Unusually, there was a very long dissection plane, which crossed the atrioventricular groove, with the hematoma manifesting on the opposite side of the heart (left atrium) to the infarcted myocardium (inferior wall).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1203
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume17
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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