Adventitial hematoma triggering coronary spasm during percutaneous coronary intervention

Khaled M. Ziada, Marco Roffi, Timothy D. Crowe, E. Murat Tuzcu

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During percutaneous coronary intervention of the left anterior descending coronary artery, a lumen narrowing was observed proximal to the stent just deployed. Intravascular ultrasound showed a hematoma localized outside the trilaminar wall structure in absence of a dissection flap or evidence of compression of the lumen. The luminal narrowing resolved after intracoronary administration of vasodilators. This finding is compatible with a coronary spasm triggered by an adventitial hematoma following stent deployment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-466
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2001


  • Coronary hematoma
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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