Title

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Healthy Male: A Case Report and Literature Review

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Ocala

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

4-7-2020

Keywords

spontaneous coronary artery dissection, sudden cardiac death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare presentation of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and can potentially lead to sudden cardiac death. SCAD is particularly seen in young females and/or patients with relatively few cardiovascular risk factors which further makes it a diagnostic conundrum. This article aims to highlight the causes, clinical presentation, treatment options, and complications of SCAD in addition to a case report of a young gentleman who was found to have SCAD.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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