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Int J Cardiol. 2008 Jul 4;127(2):e45-7. Epub 2007 Apr 30.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection during hemodialysis in the post-abortion period.


Spontaneous coronary dissection (SCAD) is an unusual cause of acute myocardial infarction with complex pathophysiology. We present a case of acute inferior myocardial infarction resulting from spontaneous coronary artery dissection of the right coronary artery in a 33-year-old woman during the hemodialysis due to a recent abortion and consequent curettage at first trimester of her pregnancy. This report describes a previously healthy woman without traditional cardiovascular risk factors who presented with an acute inferior myocardial infarction. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) should be considered as a cause of the acute myocardial infarction in young patients without traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease, in females in the both peri-partum and post-abortion period.

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