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- Nicolas W. Shammas, MD, MS∗ ( and )
- Rusina Karia, MD
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Nicolas W. Shammas, Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 1622 E. Lombard Street, Davenport, Iowa 52803.
This case reports on iatrogenic intramural hematoma of the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) identified on intravascular ultrasound. This case illustrates the importance of intravascular imaging to identify the presence and extent of an intraluminal hematoma that is not visualized on angiography and that was the cause of ischemic symptoms following LIMA injection. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)
Dr. Shammas has received education and research grants from Bard, Boston Scientific, Intact Vascular, Philips, and the VentureMed Group; and has received speaking honoraria from Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, and Zoll Medical. Dr. Karia has reported that she has no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 26, 2019.
- Revision received June 13, 2019.
- Accepted June 19, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors