Two-vessel coronary artery dissection in the peripartum period. Case report and literature review

Angiology. 1994 Sep;45(9):809-16. doi: 10.1177/000331979404500909.


The authors report a case of early peripartum myocardial infarction resulting from spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery and right coronary artery in a twenty-four-year-old woman. This is the first report of double-vessel coronary dissection involving both the left and right coronary arteries diagnosed antemortem and successfully treated.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting* / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting* / surgery
  • Coronary Aneurysm* / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Aneurysm* / surgery
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Puerperal Disorders* / diagnostic imaging
  • Puerperal Disorders* / surgery