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Reminder of important clinical lesson
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  1. K N Asrress1,2,
  2. A P Banning2,
  3. A R J Mitchell1,2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Jersey Heart & Lung Unit, Jersey, Channel Islands
  2. 2Oxford Heart Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence to K N Asrress, kna{at}doctors.org.uk

Summary

We present a case of a 43-year-old lady who presented with an acute coronary syndrome, but without any cardiac risk factors or previous cardiac symptoms, and who had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. This was successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. A brief discussion of this clinical entity and literature review is presented.

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