Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: An under-recognized cause of acute coronary syndromes

Hanan Al Naabi, Hatim Al Lawati*

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCADad) is a rare condition that is often underdiagnosed given limitations of conventional cineangiography. In addition to the diagnostic challenge, the condition poses a major therapeutic dilemma given paucity of literature to guide management. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman, who presented with acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography at the time of the index hospitalization revealed type 2 SCADad. She was managed conservatively. Repeat coronary angiography three months later showed complete resolution of the previously noted dissection. Because of the high association between SCADad and fibromuscular dysplasia (FMDmd), a cross-sectional imaging was performed in this case, which ruled out underlying FMDmd. The patient has been followed longitudinally since her index event and has had no reported recurrences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-348
Number of pages5
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017


  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Coronary vessels, dissection
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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