Peripartum spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a case report

Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia

18 Ottobre Ott 2016 one month ago
  • Teruzzi G, Calligaris G, Ravagnani P, Trabattoni D, Grancini L, Lualdi A, Bartorelli AL

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) accounts approximately for 0.2% of cases of acute coronary syndrome. It is defined "spontaneous" in absence of any coronary wall damage. This disease affects primarily young women in good health, with no risk factors for coronary artery disease, especially during the postpartum period. Since the clinical presentation varies widely from no symptoms to typical angina and sudden cardiac death, SCAD incidence is underestimated.

Reference
Teruzzi G, Calligaris G, Ravagnani P, Trabattoni D, Grancini L, Monizzi G, Lualdi A, Bartorelli AL. Peripartum spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a case report. G Ital Cardiol 2016; 17(10):24-27

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