RESEARCH ARTICLE


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
1stCardiology Department, AHEPA Hospital, Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece


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Abstract

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.

Keywords: Coronary artery dissection, atherosclerosis..