Spontaneous coronary artery dissection seen in the postpartum period


TURTAY M. G. , CANSEL M. , Oguzturk H. , YUMRUTEPE S.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.17, ss.269-271, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/102490791001700312
  • Dergi Adı: HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.269-271

Özet

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. It is usually seen during pregnancy and the postpartum period of middle-aged women. Coronary angiography is important in diagnosis and treatment planning. Treatment modalities are mainly medical therapy, coronary artery bypass surgery, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and/or stenting. Thrombolytics appear to be relatively contraindicated. This case report deals with the diagnosis, treatment and clinical presentation of a 37-year-old woman who had spontaneous coronary artery dissection emerging on the fourth day postpartum. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2010;17:269-271)