Rev Cardiovasc Med 2017 ;18(1):29-36
Baylor University Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Dallas, TX; Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Dallas, TX; Texas A&M College of Medicine, Bryan, TX.
Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2015 Feb;5(1):37-48
Division of Cardiology, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V5Z1M9, Canada.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent and often missed diagnosis among patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Unfortunately, SCAD can result in significant morbidities such as myocardial ischemia and infarction, ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Lack of angiographic recognition from clinicians is a major factor of under-diagnosis. Read More
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2009 Jan;10(1):94-9
Cardiology Unit, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, S. Bortolo Hospital, Viale Rodolfi 37, 36100 Vicenza, Italy.
Background: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an unusual cause of acute myocardial ischemia that in almost 50% of cases is followed by sudden death. The increasing frequency of SCAD diagnosis may reflect the widespread use of coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The incidence of SCAD is estimated between 0. Read More
Circulation 2012 Jul 16;126(5):579-88. Epub 2012 Jul 16.
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA.
Background: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an acute coronary event of uncertain origin. Clinical features and prognosis remain insufficiently characterized.
Methods And Results: A retrospective single-center cohort study identified 87 patients with angiographically confirmed SCAD. Read More
Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2018 Mar 17;20(3):27. Epub 2018 Mar 17.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
Purpose Of Review: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a non-iatrogenic and non-traumatic separation of the coronary arterial wall. While SCAD represents an important cause of myocardial infarction, optimal diagnostic and therapeutic options remain challenging. We sought to review recent studies and provide an update on diagnosis and management of SCAD. Read More