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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 420629, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/420629
Case Report

Multiparity and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in the Postpartum Period

1Department of Cardiology, Van Higher Education Training and Research Hospital, Van 65100, Turkey
2Department of Chest Disease, Van Higher Education Training and Research Hospital, Van 65100, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Van Higher Education Training and Research Hospital, Van 65100, Turkey

Received 21 November 2012; Accepted 16 December 2012

Academic Editors: K. P. Letsas, A. P. Mansur, and G. Minardi

Copyright © 2012 Müntecep Aşker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a deadly cause of myocardial infarction (MI) that mainly affects otherwise healthy, young females. Forty percent of patients die suddenly or within a few hours of symptom onset. We examine the case of a young female who presented with chest pain. She developed ST elevations in anterolateral leads mimicking ST elevation MI. Cardiac catheterization was done and showed a middle left anterior descending (LAD) dissection. The patient underwent primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with coronary stent placed in the LAD.