Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an uncommon cause of acute myocardial infarction in the general population but is relatively more common in the peripartum period. Regardless of clinical setting, the management strategy is individualised, ranging from conservative to invasive. We report a case of peripartum myocardial infarction due to spontaneous coronary dissection that propagated during diagnostic angiography and ultimately required emergent bypass surgery.
- interventional cardiology
- ischaemic heart disease
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Contributors CKD drafted and revised the manuscript. UB, AS and OJ assisted with all subsequent and final manuscript revisions.
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