Intracoronary Haematoma as a Manifestation of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

Felipe Maia, César Medeiros, Cláudia Matos, Leonardo Duarte, Jacqueline Sampaio dos Santos, Denilsom C. Albuquerque, Miguel A.N. Rati
2013 Revista Brasileira de Cardiologia Invasiva  
The etiology of spontaneous coronary artery dissection has not been well clarified. Different studies associate it to pregnancy, physical stress, collagen diseases and vasculitis. In general, patients do not have the classic risk factors for coronary artery disease, which makes mandatory the suspicion of this condition, especially in young adults with acute coronary syndromes. We report the case of a 38-year-old female with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndrome and intracoronary
more » ... oma with no apparent dissection, diagnosed by intravascular ultrasound, in the right coronary artery. There is no consensus so far on the best way to treat these cases.
doi:10.1016/s0104-1843(13)50016-6 fatcat:n3tfohvzubhvhd2cmapwcmxsve