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Title: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
Authors: Al-Hussaini, Abtehale
Adlam, David
First Published: 28-Mar-2017
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group, British Cardiovascular Society
Citation: Heart, 2017
Abstract: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an increasingly recognised cause of non-atherosclerotic acute coronary syndromes leading to myocardial infarction. It is characterised by the presence of blood entering and separating the layers of the coronary arterial wall to form a false lumen. This leads to external compression of the true coronary lumen restricting coronary blood flow and leading to coronary insufficiency (Figure 1). SCAD should be distinguished from atherosclerotic dissections arising from plaque rupture events or erosions allowing blood to enter the intimal space and from iatrogenic dissections arising during coronary procedures.
DOI Link: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310320
ISSN: 1355-6037
Version: Post-print
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, BMJ Publishing Group, British Cardiovascular Society. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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