Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--20

Coronary intramural hematoma: Challenges in diagnosis and management


Muhammed Moidy, Fahad Al Kindi 
 Department of Adult Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Fahad Al Kindi
Department of Adult Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box: 3050, Doha
Qatar

Coronary intramural hematoma (CIH) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. As the diagnosis is really challenging, its incidence is really under estimated. The optimal management of post-PCI CIH has not been well defined. Conventional coronary angiography alone is often insufficient to identify a CIH. Intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are helpful modalities for diagnosis and evaluation of its extension. We present a case of CIH after PCI, highlighting our experience in the diagnostic accuracy of OCT and our strategy in the management of this case.


How to cite this article:
Moidy M, Al Kindi F. Coronary intramural hematoma: Challenges in diagnosis and management.Heart Views 2019;20:17-20


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Moidy M, Al Kindi F. Coronary intramural hematoma: Challenges in diagnosis and management. Heart Views [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];20:17-20
Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/article.asp?issn=1995-705X;year=2019;volume=20;issue=1;spage=17;epage=20;aulast=Moidy;type=0