Staged Therapeutic Approach in Spontaneous Coronary Dissection

Siamak Aliyary, Massimo A. Mariani, Patrick M.J. Verhorst, Marc Hartmann, Martin G. Stoel, Clemens von Birgelen* (Corresponding Author)

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an extremely rare event occurring especially in pregnant women, either peripartum or postpartum. Urgent coronary angiography has to be performed to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the appropriate therapeutic strategy. We present the case of a 36-year-old woman in week 36 of her pregnancy who was admitted in cardiogenic shock due to an acute anterolateral myocardial infarction as a result of spontaneous coronary artery dissection. While she was on aortic balloon counterpulsation the patient underwent a cesarean section and gave birth to a healthy child. Subsequently she successfully underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1881
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


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