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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a rare threat to young women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22855086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection not associated with underlying coronary artery disease is rare. When the dissection does occur, it most often is manifested as an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in young women. Although the condition can occur in men, most often it involves women who are in their third trimester of pregnancy or the early postpartum period or are engaging in vigorous exercise. Because little is known about spontaneous coronary artery dissection in this population of women, recommendations for treatment are the same as for treatment of acute myocardial infarction associated with atherosclerotic coronary disease.
Authors:
Linda Griego Martinez
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care nurse     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1940-8250     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Nurse     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207799     Medline TA:  Crit Care Nurse     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e19-26     Citation Subset:  N    
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