Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

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Awareness and diagnosis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) are increasing, as this has been recently realized as an important cause of myocardial infarction in women. The mechanism of SCAD is different than atherosclerosis, with a relatively younger patient demographic and natural history. These differences influence the approach to management. Herein, current knowledge regarding SCAD is reviewed with a focus on presentation, diagnosis, and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSex Differences in Cardiac Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationPathophysiology, Presentation, Diagnosis and Management
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128193693
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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