Acute myocardial infarction in two young women without significant risk factors

Lookman Lawal, Richard Lange, Steven P Schulman

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Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome in young healthy females, with pregnancy and the use of oral contraceptive pills as recognized predisposing factors. We present two cases of acute myocardial infarction in two young females without significant risk factors and review the literature on spontaneous coronary artery dissection including diagnosis and treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Myocardial Infarction
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Oral Contraceptives
Causality
Pregnancy
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Coronary artery dissection
  • Oral contraceptive pills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Acute myocardial infarction in two young women without significant risk factors. / Lawal, Lookman; Lange, Richard; Schulman, Steven P.

In: Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 01.2009.

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