Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Young Male

Abhinav Saxena, Sameer Chadha, Ankur Lodha, Bilal Malik, Gerald Hollander, Jacob Shani

Abstract


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is defined as a hemorrhagic separation of the media of the coronary artery with creation of a false lumen. It is an extremely rare clinical entity with an estimated incidence of around 0.1 - 0.2% in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization for acute coronary syndrome. It usually affects middle-aged females and is often associated with pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, cocaine abuse, hypertension and connective tissue disorders. We describe a rare case of Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a young male.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v3i0.104

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