Cover Image

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection involving all three coronaries in a young male

Gopal Chandra Ghosh, , Sujith T Chacko, .


             Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. Its non-acute presentation with dyspnoea on exertion as the sole symptom has not been reported in the literature. We present a case of a middle aged gentleman, presented with spontaneous coronary artery dissection involving all the coronary arteries and with dyspnoea as the only symptom.

Full Text:



Harris JL, Brereton J, Lim CS et al. Recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection: A case report and review of the literature. Int J Angiol 2007;16:109-12. [URL:]

Maeder M, Ammann P, Angehrn W et al. Idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection: incidence, diagnosis and treatment. Int J Card 2005;101:363-69. [URL:]

Kamineni R, Sadhu A, Alpert JS. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: report of two cases and a 50-year review of the literature. Cardiol Rev. 2002; 10:279-84. [URL:]

Saw J, Aymong E, Sedlak T et al. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: association with predisposing arteriopathies and precipitating stressors and cardiovascular outcomes. Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2014;7:645-55. [URL:]

Conraads VM, Vorlat A, Colpaert CG et al. Spontaneous dissection of three major coronary arteries subsequent to cystic medial necrosis. Chest 1999;116:1473-75. [URL:]

Tanis W, Stella PR, Kirkels JH et al. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: current insights and therapy. Neth Heart J 2008; 16: 344–49. [URL:]

Harikrishnan S, Ajithkumar VK, Tharakan JM. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection of all major coronary arteries. Can J Cardiol 2007;23:313-14. [URL:]

Tweet MS, Hayes SN, Pitta SR et al. Clinical features, management, and prognosis of spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection. Circulation 2012;126:579-88. [URL:]

Saw J. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Can J Cardiol 2013; 29:1027-33. [URL:]

Yip A, Saw J. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection; A review. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy. 2015;5:37-48. [URL:]

Sengottuvelu G, Rajendran R. Full polymer jacketing for long-segment spontaneous coronary artery dissection using bioresorbable vascular scaffolds. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2014;7:820-21. [URL:]

Buys EM, Suttorp MJ, Morshuis WJ et al. Extension of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection due to thrombolytic therapy. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1994; 33:157-60. [URL:]

Sarmento-Leite R, Machado PRM, Garcia SL. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: stent or wait for healing. Heart 2003: 89;164. [URL:]


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

An initiative of The Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University