Spontaneous dissection of right coronary artery manifested with acute myocardial infarction

Stelios Paraskevaidis, Efstratios K. Theofilogiannakos, Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Lilian Mantziari, Fotis Economou, Antonios Ziakas, Stavros Hadjimiltiades, Ioannis H. Styliadis

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute ischemic coronary events and sudden cardiac death. It usually occurs in young women without traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease during pregnancy or postpartum period. However, it has also been reported in patients with atherosclerotic coronary disease. We present a case of spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a 48-year male with recent myocardial infarction and previous percutaneous coronary intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalOpen Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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