Title

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in the postpartum period: association with antiphospholipid antibody.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-2004

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an extremely uncommon cause of myocardial infarction, occurring predominantly in women during or after pregnancy. The exact aetiology is unknown. This report describes a 33 year postpartum woman with diagnosed SCAD who tested positive for anticardiolipin antibody. This is the first case of SCAD in a patient with antiphospholipid antibody. The authors hypothesised that there should be a strong association between them.

Volume

90

Issue

9

First Page

53

Last Page

53

ISSN

1468-201X

Disciplines

Cardiology | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

15310722

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article