Post-Partum Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Presenting as Congestive Cardiac Failure

Amelia Aaronson


A twenty-six year old female presented with signs and symptoms of congestive cardiac failure. She was five months post-partum, and had suffered from HELLP syndrome during her pregnancy. Investigations revealed biventricular thrombi with severe left ventricular failure and a coronary artery infarct; a retrospective diagnosis was made of SCAD. She was treated pharmacologically with heart failure medications and anticoagulation


spontaneous coronary artery dissection; post-partum; heart failure

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