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J Invasive Cardiol. 2004 Jun;16(6):333-5.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: management options in the stent era.

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  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of coronary obstruction, usually affecting women in the childbearing age. Pathogenetic mechanisms are elusive, and optimal treatment is not established. We describe a case of spontaneous coronary artery dissection that was successfully treated by coronary stenting. The published literature regarding the outcome of this modality of treatment in patients with SCAD is reviewed. A patient with spontaneous coronary artery dissection treated by stenting is described along with a review of the published literature regarding treatment of similar patients.

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