Reference : The blue man: an anusual happy end of a spontaneous rupture of a coronary artery
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Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/11903
The blue man: an anusual happy end of a spontaneous rupture of a coronary artery
English
Moonen, Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Cardiologie - Pathologie spéciale et réhabilitation >]
Hanssen, Michel [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Cardiologie >]
Radermecker, Marc mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire >]
Lancellotti, Patrizio mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Cardiologie >]
9-Oct-2008
European Journal of Cardio - Thoracic Surgery
Elsevier Science
34
6
1265-1267
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1010-7940
Kidlington
United Kingdom
[en] spontaneous rupture ; coronary artery ; contrast echo ; MDCT
[en] We reported the case of spontaneous rupture of a coronary artery. It was a 56-year-old man admitted for dyspnoea and anterior thoracic pain. The most striking feature on physical examination was the marked cyanosis of his face, upper part of the thorax and the upper limb. The patient was haemodynamically unstable with tachycardia and hypotension. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed by echocardiography and computed tomography of the thorax. The patient was transferred for surgery. Emergency sternotomy revealed pericardial bloody effusion and a continuous bleeding around the posterior interventricular artery. No other per-operative findings could explain the haemopericardium. Haemostasis was obtained by a suture of the bleeding coronary artery.
Service de Cardiologie
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/11903
10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.08.031
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