Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections: Three Case Reports and Review of Literature

Authors

  • Bora Farsak
  • Mehmet Oc
  • Bahar Oc
  • Murat Simsek
  • Hakan Akbayrak
  • Ahmet Avc?

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121055

Abstract

Primary spontaneous coronary artery dissection is one of the rare causes of acute myocardial infarction and is mostly fatal. Previous studies report that it is mostly seen in middle-aged women in the last trimester of pregnancy and early postpartum period. Clinical presentation of the disease is variable in pattern, and its severity is related to extent and development rate of dissection. Herein we present three cases of primary spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection. Two of the patients are men and the third patient is a non-pregnant 69-year-old woman. The cases were presented and discussed with review of the pertinent literature.

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Published

2012-08-23

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Farsak, B., Oc, M., Oc, B., Simsek, M., Akbayrak, H., & Avc?, A. (2012). Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections: Three Case Reports and Review of Literature. The Heart Surgery Forum, 15(4), E232-E235. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20121055

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