Spontaneous coronary dissection complicating unstable coronary plaque in young women with acute coronary syndrome: case reports.

Abstract:

:Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) causing acute myocardial infarction is a rare event. It occurs mostly in young women without traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease, particularly during the peripartum period. We describe two occurrences of SCAD in young women in whom coronary atherosclerosis was also present. In both cases, angiography showed extended coronary dissection on the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), starting from an atheromasic stenosis on the middle LAD segment. Coronary dissection could complicate an unstable atheromasic plaque, especially in young women presenting with acute coronary syndrome.

journal_name

Int J Cardiol

authors

Brunetti ND,Pellegrino PL,Mavilio G,Cuculo A,Ziccardi L,Correale M,Di Biase M

doi

10.1016/j.ijcard.2005.12.021

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2007-01-31 00:00:00

pages

105-7

issue

1

eissn

0167-5273

issn

1874-1754

pii

S0167-5273(06)00255-5

journal_volume

115

pub_type

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