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Neth Heart J. 2008 Dec;16(12):412-4.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in the postpartum period.

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Department of Cardiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda; currently working at St Anthonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a very uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome. It occurs predominantly in young to middle-aged women during or after pregnancy. The aetiology remains uncertain. Possible factors are hormonal changes, haemodynamic stress and changes in autoimmune status. In case of single-vessel dissection and normal blood flow, conservative treatment often leads to complete angiographic resolution. This case report describes the clinical presentation, diagnosis and therapy of spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a 37-year-old woman in the postpartum period. (Neth Heart J 2008;16:412-4.).

KEYWORDS:

coronary artery; dissection; postpartum

PMID:
19127318
PMCID:
PMC2612109
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