Aortic intramural hematoma during coronary angioplasty: insights into the pathogenesis of intramedial hemorrhage

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2000 May;13(5):403-6. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(00)70010-1.


We report a case of a 74-year-old woman who had an aortic intramural hematoma as a complication of percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Transesophageal echocardiography enabled the diagnosis of aortic intramural hematoma and was very useful in the patient's management and follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
  • Aorta / diagnostic imaging
  • Aorta / injuries
  • Aortic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Diseases / etiology*
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Female
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Humans