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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: an overview

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submitted on 2024-02-11, 11:21 and posted on 2024-02-11, 11:21 authored by Rasha Kaddoura, Fathima Aaysha Cader, Ashraf Ahmed, Mirvat Alasnag

The prevalence of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has increased over the last decades in young adults presenting with acute coronary syndrome. Although the diagnostic tools, including intracoronary imaging, have permitted a more accurate diagnosis of SCAD, the prognosis and overall outcomes remain dismal. Furthermore, the disproportionate sex distribution affecting more women and the underdiagnosis in many parts of the world render this pathology a persistent clinical challenge, particularly since the management remains largely supportive with a limited and controversial role for percutaneous or surgical interventions. The purpose of this review is to summarize the available literature on SCAD and to provide insights into the gaps in knowledge and areas requiring further investigation.

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Published in: Postgraduate Medical Journal
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/postmj/qgad086

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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Language

  • English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Year

  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Heart Hospital - HMC

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