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Asymptomatic spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20641110     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of myocardial ischemia that could present as angina, acute myocardial infarction, or even sudden death. It occurs more commonly in women and it has been associated with autoimmune and collagen vascular diseases. The management and prognosis in these patients depend on the initial clinical presentation and the extent of dissection. In this article, we report 2 cases of asymptomatic SCAD that were diagnosed on routine preoperative evaluation. The management options and clinical implications are discussed.
Habib A Dakik; Gilbert Abou Nader; Wajih A Arja; Jaber Sawaya; Walid Gharzuddine
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis*,  therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / instrumentation
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  therapy
Coronary Angiography
Incidental Findings*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors

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