Simultaneous and spontaneous multivessel coronary artery dissection presenting as congestive heart failure

Yong Hyun Kim, Seong Hwan Kim, Sang Yeob Lim, Woo Hyuk Song, Jeong Cheon Ahn

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    Abstract

    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of myocardial ischemia. Multivessel SCAD is much rarer than single vessel involvement and acute coronary syndrome is the most frequent clinical presentation of a patient with SCAD. The patient in this report had SCAD in both the left anterior descending and right coronary arteries at the same time. However, the clinical manifestation was not acute coronary syndrome but rather congestive heart failure. Successful angioplasty and stent placement was performed and the symptoms of congestive heart failure were successfully resolved with medical treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)338-341
    Number of pages4
    JournalHeart and Vessels
    Volume26
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 May

    Keywords

    • Acute coronary syndrome
    • Congestive heart failure
    • SCAD
    • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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