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Acute myocardial infarction due to spontaneous coronary artery dissection treated with primary coronary angioplasty: a case report.
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PMID:  17700409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a young woman referred to our hospital for anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction to be treated with primary coronary angioplasty. Angiography showed total dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which was successfully treated with primary coronary angioplasty and multiple coronary stent implantation. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an unusual cause of acute coronary syndrome, which occurs more frequently in women with many pregnancies (our patient had eight sons before hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction). Although technically challenging, primary coronary angioplasty is a good strategy for treating coronary artery dissection.
Vincenzo Guiducci; Gianluca Pignatelli; Paola Giacometti; Stefano Fioroni; Antonio Manari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-16     Completed Date:  2007-10-25     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  738-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Interventional Cardiology, S. Maria Nuova Hospital, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Coronary Aneurysm / complications*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  therapy*

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