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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 80-82

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection and acute myocardial infarction after cesarean section in a postpartum woman with untreated dyslipidemia

1 Department of Research, HealthEast Care System, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, HealthEast Care System, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
3 Department of Cardiology, HealthEast Care System, St Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Murali Krishna Gurram
45 10th street west, St Paul, Minnesota, 55102
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.144795

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We are presenting a case of a young woman with a history of untreated dyslipidemia presented with AMI secondary to left anterior descending coronary artery dissection during postpartum period. Physicians should be aware of this rare etiology of AMI which occurs during pregnancy and postpartum, since early diagnosis and treatment play a key role in saving both the mother and the baby. It is important to screen for other possible causes such as collagen vascular diseases, blunt injury to the chest, or cocaine abuse.

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