ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Postpartum spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Hidayet Kayançiçek1, Hasan Baki Altınsoy1, Ümit Duman1, Ömer Faruk Doğan2
1Departments of Cardiology, Medical Park Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey
2The Health Sciences University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
3Departments of Radiology, Medical Park Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14395
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection in the postpartum period is a rare cause of myocardial infarction. Multiparity and twin pregnancies are thought to increase the risk of spontaneous coronary artery dissection due to increased hormonal burden and hemodynamic stress. Although there is no consensus on the optimal treatment currently, conservative management, coronary artery bypass grafting, and percutaneous coronary intervention are used. We present four cases with spontaneous coronary artery dissection in the postpartum period.
Keywords : Coronary artery bypass grafting; coronary artery dissection; coronary artery stenting; pregnancy
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