ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Left ventricular perforation during cardiac catheterization: a case report
Tamer Türk1, Ahmet Hakan Vural1, Yusuf Ata1, Hakan Özkan2 Şenol Yavuz
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
2Department of Cardiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa
The incidence of acute left ventricular perforation and cardiac tamponade as a complication of diagnostic left heart catheterization is very rare. We report myocardial perforation during left ventriculography of a patient who required emergent surgical repair.
Keywords : Cardiac catheterization; ventricular rupture; cardiac tamponade
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