Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Healthy Male: A Case Report and Literature Review
Ocala Regional Medical Center
spontaneous coronary artery dissection, sudden cardiac death, myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
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.
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Abdelmaseih R, Hasan M, Patel J, et al. (April 07, 2020) Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Healthy Male: A Case Report and Literature Review. Cureus 12(4): e7568. doi:10.7759/cureus.7568