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J Invasive Cardiol. 2010 Dec;22(12):E229-32.

Simultaneous spontaneous coronary and vertebral artery dissection in a postpartum woman.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary and vertebral artery dissection are rare but life-threatening conditions. They are more prevalent in pregnant and postpartum women with few atherosclerotic risk factors than in the general population. The pathophysiology of spontaneous arterial dissections remains ambiguous and the management may be challenging. We present a case of simultaneous spontaneous coronary and vertebral artery dissection in a postpartum woman. We review the presentation, diagnosis, clinical course and management and place this in context with the existing literature.

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