Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2010 , Vol 1, Issue 2
The Case, Left Ventricular Perforation During The Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization: Clinical Follow-Up and Management
Sinan Dağdelen1, Murat Yüce2
1Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Istanbul, Türkiye
2Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
During the standart coronary angiography and left ventriculography for a patient with prediagnosed coronary artery disease, the tip of the pigtail entered to the pericardial space piercing the left ventricular free wall. Complicated hemopericardium was clinically observed and followed by using echocardiography. This complication was stabilized spontaneously and the patient was discharged without progressing to the tamponade and requiring any operation. Keywords : left ventricular perforation, cardiac catheterization