Spontaneous dissection of right coronary artery manifested with acute myocardial infarction

Open Cardiovasc Med J. 2010 Sep 3;4:178-80. doi: 10.2174/1874192401004010178.


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute ischemic coronary events and sudden cardiac death. It usually occurs in young women without traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease during pregnancy or postpartum period. However, it has also been reported in patients with atherosclerotic coronary disease. We present a case of spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a 48-year male with recent myocardial infarction and previous percutaneous coronary intervention.

Keywords: Coronary artery dissection; atherosclerosis..