Spontaneous triple coronary artery dissection

Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Apr;95(4):1443-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.080.


Multivessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge, triple-vessel dissection has been reported in only 7 patients to date. We present the successful surgical treatment of the triple coronary artery dissection in a 57-year-old man. The patient had aortic valve replacement simultaneously. Triple SCAD is a rare and life-threatening condition, and long-term results are necessary for an optimum treatment approach. It should be kept in mind that triple SCAD may be more common and fatal than thought, as uninvestigated cases of sudden death could mask the true incidence and prognosis of triple SCAD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery*
  • Coronary Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*