Myocardial Infarction in Young Adults: Diagnosis Begins Through Inspection

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2024 Jun;52(4):293-297. doi: 10.5543/tkda.2023.52578.


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an atypical cause of myocardial infarction, predominantly seen in women. Among various predisposing factors, genetic vasculopathies such as connective tissue diseases significantly contribute to SCAD. This report discusses a 36-year-old male diagnosed with vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome following an anterior myocardial infarction and explores relevant literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnostic imaging
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome* / complications
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction* / diagnosis
  • Vascular Diseases / congenital
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnosis
  • Vascular Diseases / diagnostic imaging

Supplementary concepts

  • Coronary Artery Dissection, Spontaneous