Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: case series with extended follow up.

@article{Kansara2011SpontaneousCA,
  title={Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: case series with extended follow up.},
  author={Pranav Kansara and Susan Graham},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={76-80}
}
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is atherosclerotic or non-atherosclerotic in origin. Eosinophilic infiltrate is identified in coronary artery adventitia in non-atherosclerotic SCAD. We postulate that a systemic inflammatory state causes SCAD in younger women who do not have significant coronary artery disease risk factors. We report a case series of 13 patients presenting with SCAD from ages 26-48 with follow up from 1 month to 13 years. Most patients did not have conventional… CONTINUE READING
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