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

Amelia Aaronson

Abstract


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

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spontaneous coronary artery dissection; post-partum; heart failure

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v9i0.360

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