Recurrent Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Presenting with STEMI, Once is Never Enough!

Author(s): Abdel R. Al Emam*, Haysam Akkad, Majid Asawaeer, Vincent Pompili

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 17 , Issue 4 , 2021

Article ID: e310521172093
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Background: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an under-recognized cause of acute coronary syndrome in women.

Case Presentation: We present a 40-year-old female who presented with recurrent STEMI due to recurrent SCAD 10 days after the index presentation in a different coronary territory. She was successfully treated both times with drug eluting stents. MRI showed an evidence of transmural infarction but her ejection fraction was only mildly reduced. She had good short term outcome.

Conclusion: High index of suspicion is crucial for early diagnosis and prompt medical and interventional management in patients with SCAD.

Keywords: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, left anterior descending, STEMI, percutaneous intervention, coronary angiography, MRI.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 12 May, 2019
Article ID: e310521172093
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X15666190513101614
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