ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection as a cause of acute myocardial infraction


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare diagnosis in a postmenopausal woman. We report a case of a 55-year-old postmenopausal woman, who presented with acute myocardial infarction due to spontaneous long dissection of left anterior descending coronary artery, complicated with repetitive ventricular tachycardia, rapid formation of left ventricular aneurysm with thrombus, pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock, with subsequent improvement after successful angioplasty and intensive care. We also present a short review of the literature.
Keywords: coronary artery, spontaneous dissection, acute myocardial infarction.

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Lucia Cojocaru
Emergency Clinical Hospital of Constanta, Cardiology Clinic, Tomis Boulevard No
145, Constanta, Romania
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