Intraperitoneal hemorrhage associated with transhepatic cardiac catheterization: a report of two cases.
Erenberg FG. Shim D. Beekman RH 3rd.
Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA.
Transhepatic cardiac catheterization has gained increased interest as a novel technique for venous vascular access with few complications. We report important intra-abdominal bleeding encountered in two patients during transhepatic cardiac catheterization. We describe their management and suggest possible nonoperative strategies.
A rare complication of coronary arteriography.
ter Woorst FJ. Berry LL. de Swart HJ. van Ommen VA. Prenger KB.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands.
We describe a 66-year-old man with acute mesenteric ischemia and myocardial ischemia within 6 hr after coronary arteriography. He underwent successful emergency surgery with embolectomy of the mesenteric artery and coronary artery bypass grafting.