Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in a case of idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection

J Invasive Cardiol. 2012 Apr;24(4):E84-6.


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare but important cause of acute coronary syndrome. SCAD can cause unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and sudden death. The diagnosis of coronary dissection is usually made by coronary angiography. Therapeutic options include medical therapy, percutaneous coronary intervention, and bypass surgery. A 23-year-old male patient presented with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction. He was taken for primary percutaneous coronary intervention and found to have long segment SCAD in the right coronary artery. He was stented with 2 drug-eluting stents; TIMI 3 flow was restored; and the patient had an uneventful, complete recovery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Coronary Artery Disease / therapy*
  • Drug-Eluting Stents*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy
  • Rupture, Spontaneous / complications
  • Rupture, Spontaneous / therapy
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult