Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Case Series of 9 Patients With Literature Review.
Document Type Article
This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports.
Volume 6, 16 April 2018.
The published version is available at DOI: 10.1177/2324709618770479
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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an increasingly recognized nonatherosclerotic cause of acute coronary syndrome. Reports regarding the prognosis and natural history of this disease are limited. In addition to the diagnostic difficulty, this condition poses a significant therapeutic challenge due to the lack of specific management guidelines. We present here a case series of 9 patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Additionally, this article reviews the incidence, clinical characteristics, risk factors, diagnostic modalities, therapeutic approaches, and patterns of recurrence in patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection.