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Severe haemodynamic compromise due to left atrial compression by oesophageal haematoma
  1. I Nault,
  2. O F Bertrand
  1. olivier.bertrand{at}

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A 70-year-old man was transferred after thrombolysis for an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Soon after thrombolysis, he developed haematemesis. Upon arrival, vomiting had stopped. Owing to persisting chest pain, we proceeded to rescue angioplasty. The mid right coronary artery was occluded. Balloon angioplasty was initially performed. Considering the thrombotic burden and impending vessel re-occlusion, intracoronary …

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