Spontaneous Dissection of Right Coronary Artery Manifested with Acute Myocardial Infarction
Stelios Paraskevaidis*, Efstratios K Theofilogiannakos, Yiannis S Chatzizisis, Lilian Mantziari, Fotis Economou, Antonios Ziakas, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Ioannis H Styliadis
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 178
Last Page: 180
Publisher ID: TOCMJ-4-178
Article History:Received Date: 5/7/2010
Revision Received Date: 21/7/2010
Acceptance Date: 23/7/2010
Electronic publication date: 03/9/2010
Collection year: 2010
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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute ischemic coronary events and sudden cardiac death. It usually occurs in young women without traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease during pregnancy or postpartum period. However, it has also been reported in patients with atherosclerotic coronary disease. We present a case of spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a 48-year male with recent myocardial infarction and previous percutaneous coronary intervention.