International Archives of

Internal Medicine

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAIM-2017/1710011

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An up to Date

Dario Buccheri and Daniele Adorno

Article Type: Commentary article | First Published: February 20, 2019

Spontaneous dissection of the coronary artery (SCAD) is an uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is defined as a dissection of the coronary artery not associated with an atherosclerotic process, plaque rupture and/or thrombus formation and, by definition, not iatrogenic. The resulting myocardial damage is determined not by the rupture of a plaque indeed, but by the formation of an intramural hematoma (IMH) or intimal/medial disruption that determines the dissection of the arterial ...

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