Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosis.

@article{Sharma2003SpontaneousCA,
  title={Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosis.},
  author={Arvind K. Sharma and Andrew Farb and Parimal Maniar and Andrew Edward Ajani and Marco Castagna and Renu Virmani and William O. Suddath and Joseph Lindsay},
  journal={Hawaii medical journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={248-53}
}
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon condition that may lead to sudden coronary artery occlusion resulting in a fatal acute myocardial infarction. It usually affects young to middle age women. A Medline search from 1966 to 2001 (using keywords: coronary artery dissection and systemic lupus erythematosis) revealed no prior reports of coronary dissection in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE). We describe a 48-year old woman with SLE who sustained a fatal… CONTINUE READING
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