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Coronary artery dissection

Mohamed A Mohamed, Rohit Abraham, Tareq I Maraqa, Samir Elian
Aortic dissection is a rare and fatal complication of cocaine-induced hypertension. The injury mechanism is through shear stress that penetrates the intimal vessel layer, allowing blood flow to separate intimal and medial layers. Due to its scarcity and the paucity of related literature, our knowledge of this condition is limited. We present a rare case of a cocaine-induced aortic dissection, which extended continuously from the aortic root to the common iliacs, along with a literature review of similar cases...
January 12, 2018: Curēus
Kyokun Uehara, Hitoshi Matsuda, Jiro Matsuo, Yosuke Inoue, Atsushi Omura, Yoshimasa Seike, Hiroaki Sasaki, Junjiro Kobayashi
AIM: To evaluate the surgical outcomes and midterm results of patients under 50 years old with acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD). METHODS: The study population included 51 patients who underwent AAAD repair between 2003 and 2016. Of these 51 patients, 46 (90.1%) were males and 14 (27.5%) had connective tissue disorders. Twenty-five patients (49.0%) had a body mass index >25.0 kg/m2 and two patients were pregnant. Total arch replacement was performed in 39 patients (76...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Frédéric Cochennec, Jean Marzelle
Acute aortic syndromes include aortic dissections, intramural hematomas, penetrating ulcers, ruptured or contained ruptured aortic aneurysms. In presence of acute thoracic or dorsal pain, elevated D-Dimers and if acute coronary artery syndrome has been ruled out, additional imaging should be performed to detect acute aortic pathologies. Acute type A dissections involve the ascending aorta. Emergent open repair is the preferred treatment. Acute type B dissections involve the thoracic descending aorta. Endovascular treatment using thoracic stent grafts is indicated in complicated cases (malperfusion, rupture, uncontrolled hypertension) or in cases where risk factors of aortic degeneration are identified...
March 8, 2018: La Presse Médicale
Junko Arakawa, Tomoo Nagai, Mai Tahara, Hirotsugu Tabata
A 43-year-old asymptomatic male patient with a positive stress myocardial perfusion imaging result was admitted to our institution. Although no organic lesion was detected by 64-row coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), invasive coronary angiography revealed a unique anatomy with a long lesion in the middle of the left anterior descending artery. Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) demonstrated the details of the recanalized occlusion with coronary dissection. OFDI provides in vivo coronary images with high spatial resolution and better three-dimensional reconstructions and supports invasive coronary angiography to elucidate infinitesimal and complicated intraluminal morphology that might be missed by CCTA alone...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Naotaka Kishimoto, Munenori Kato, Yasunori Nakanishi, Akari Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Momota
Variant angina is caused by coronary artery spasm (CAS) with ST-segment elevation. We herein report a case of recurrent CAS during 2 operations in the same patient. An 80-year-old woman was scheduled to undergo tracheostomy, submandibular dissection, left partial maxillectomy, and coronoidectomy. We administered ephedrine and phenylephrine to manage hypotension during general anesthesia. Immediately after the administration of these drugs, the ST segment elevated. We decided to cease the operation and transport the patient to the department of cardiology...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Shams Y-Hassan
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and takotsubo syndrome (TS) are two cardiovascular syndromes with predilection for women. Both conditions may be preceded by an emotional stress or, for the affected individual, an unusual severe physical exercise. "Restitution ad integrum" occurs in most cases suffering from SCAD or TS with complete angiographic resolution of the dissected vessel and left ventricular dysfunction respectively. Recently, many cases, which were initially diagnosed as TS because of typical left ventricular ballooning pattern showed to have SCAD, have been reported; these cases were deemed to be "SCAD misdiagnosed as TS"...
February 8, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Robert M Graham, Lucy McGrath-Cadell, David W M Muller, Cameron J Holloway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Marysia S Tweet, Susan N Kok, Sharonne N Hayes
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a nonatherosclerotic etiology of acute coronary syndrome, including sudden cardiac death, which frequently affects younger women. This review highlights contemporary knowledge regarding spontaneous coronary artery dissection demographics, prevalence, diagnosis, presentation, and associated conditions and risks, inpatient treatment, major adverse clinical events, and outpatient management decisions.
March 1, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
Danica Cvetković, Vladimir Živković, Slobodan Nikolić
A 75-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency room with chest pain and vomiting. An electrocardiogram and laboratory results were suggestive for myocardial infarction of the posterior cardiac wall. Echocardiography was indicative of aortic dissection, and a CT scan of the thoracic arteries showed a massive pulmonary thromboembolism and thrombotic occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA). The woman died shortly after admission. Autopsy confirmed the presence of thromboemboli in the right pulmonary artery and its lobar branches...
February 27, 2018: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
Xiangyang Liu, Ye Wang, Feng Liu, Min Zhang, Hejie Song, Bin Zhou, Cecilia W Lo, Shilu Tong, Zhenlei Hu, Zhen Zhang
During coronary vasculature development, endothelial cells enclose the embryonic heart to form the primitive coronary plexus. This structure is remodeled upon recruitment of epicardial cells that may undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to enable migration and that give rise to smooth muscle cells. In mice expressing a loss-of-function mutant form of Wdpcp , a gene involved in ciliogenesis, the enclosure of the surface of the heart by the subepicardial coronary plexus was accelerated because of enhanced chemotactic responses to Shh...
February 27, 2018: Science Signaling
Hunaina Shahab, Bilal Hussain, Nasir Rahman, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan
The ability of drug-eluting stent (DES) to inhibit intimal proliferation has resulted in a massive increase in their usage over the years. However, it is known that the application of DES can alter the normal cascade of vascular healing, resulting in delayed endothelialisation with risk of vascular complications. Coronary artery aneurysms (CAN) are defined as more than 50% dilatation of the coronary artery compared to the reference vessel diameter with the reported incidence after percutaneous intervention (PCI) being only around 0...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Daniel A Waxman, Hemal K Kanzaria, David L Schriger
Importance: The Institute of Medicine described diagnostic error as the next frontier in patient safety and highlighted a critical need for better measurement tools. Objectives: To estimate the proportions of emergency department (ED) visits attributable to symptoms of imminent ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), stroke, aortic dissection, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) that end in discharge without diagnosis; to evaluate longitudinal trends; and to identify patient characteristics independently associated with missed diagnostic opportunities...
February 26, 2018: JAMA Internal Medicine
David Adlam, Fernando Alfonso, Angela Maas, Christiaan Vrints
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: European Heart Journal
Yumiko Haraguchi, Kenichi Sakakura, Kei Yamamoto, Yousuke Taniguchi, Ikue Nakashima, Hiroshi Wada, Masamitsu Sanui, Shin-Ichi Momomura, Hideo Fujita
Blunt chest trauma can cause a wide variety of injuries including acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Although AMI due to coronary artery dissection caused by blunt chest trauma is very rare, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. In the vast majority of patients with AMI, primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) are performed to recanalize obstructed arteries, but PCI carries a substantial risk of hemorrhagic complications in the acute phase of trauma. We report a case of AMI due to right coronary artery (RCA) dissection caused by blunt chest trauma...
February 23, 2018: International Heart Journal
Peiren Shan, Weijian Huang, Rukhsaar Hoosen, Changzuan Zhou, Gary S Mintz, Guosheng Fu
We present two cases of spontaneous left main stem coronary artery dissection. One was underdiagnosed with suboptimal percutaneous coronary artery intervention followed by acute vessel occlusion again during the hospitalization. The other one was identified and confirmed by intravascular ultrasound, followed by conservative medical treatment, with completed healing of SCAD during two-month follow up.
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Abdul Rahman Ihdayhid, Adam J Brown, David McGaw, Brian Ko
Catheter induced coronary dissection is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic complication of coronary angiography. We report a case of a 48-year-old female with normal coronary arteries on angiography complicated by extensive catheter induced spiral dissection. Wiring into the true lumen was a formidable challenge as a consequence of the large false lumen obliterating the true lumen. We present management strategies and in particular, highlight the important role of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging...
February 7, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Sharonne N Hayes, Esther S H Kim, Jacqueline Saw, David Adlam, Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, Katherine E Economy, Santhi K Ganesh, Rajiv Gulati, Mark E Lindsay, Jennifer H Mieres, Sahar Naderi, Svati Shah, David E Thaler, Marysia S Tweet, Malissa J Wood
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) has emerged as an important cause of acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, and sudden death, particularly among young women and individuals with few conventional atherosclerotic risk factors. Patient-initiated research has spurred increased awareness of SCAD, and improved diagnostic capabilities and findings from large case series have led to changes in approaches to initial and long-term management and increasing evidence that SCAD not only is more common than previously believed but also must be evaluated and treated differently from atherosclerotic myocardial infarction...
February 22, 2018: Circulation
Richard Lee, David Carr
Cardiac emergencies in pregnancy and the postpartum period are rare but often life-threatening. An emergency physician's differential diagnosis for chest pain in the peripartum patient often includes serious etiologies such as pulmonary embolism or myocardial infarction (MI). A lesser-known but important consideration on the differential for MI is that of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). SCAD is defined as an intramural hematoma within the coronary artery that compresses the true lumen. Expansion by increased pressures may lead to subsequent myocardial ischemia and infarction...
February 22, 2018: CJEM
Michael S Lee, Richard A Shlofmitz, Evan Shlofmitz, Pratyaksh K Srivastava, Jeremy Kong, Cindy Grines, George Revytak, Jeffrey W Chambers
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the safety and efficacy of orbital atherectomy to modify severely calcified coronary plaque prior to stent implantation in patients with small vessel (2.5mm) disease. BACKGROUND: Severe coronary artery calcification increases the risk of adverse clinical events during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients who undergo PCI of small vessels have worse clinical outcomes including higher rates of perforation and dissection. The outcomes of orbital atherectomy of small diameter vessels (2...
October 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Edward Koifman, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Kayode O Kuku, Alexandre H Kajita, Kyle D Buchanan, Arie Steinvil, Toby Rogers, Nelson L Bernardo, Robert Lager, Robert A Gallino, Itsik Ben-Dor, Augusto D Pichard, Rebecca Torguson, Jiaxiang Gai, Lowell F Satler, Ron Waksman
We aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of rotational atherectomy (RA) and orbital atherectomy (OA) during percutaneous coronary intervention in an all-comer population with severely calcified lesions. We included all patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with OA or RA in our institution from October 2013 until October 2016. Comparison of baseline and procedural characteristics, along with acute complication rates and postprocedural cardiac enzyme elevation, was performed. There were 191 RA and 57 OA patients...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
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