Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Current State of the Science
Published: February 22, 2018
- Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an important cause of Myocardial Infarction, especially in young women, but its prevalence is uncertain because it's underdiagnosed. A lack of familiarity with the condition contributes to it being missed in young women even in the presence of classic symptoms. Limitations of current coronary angiographic techniques exacerbate this problem.
- This scientific statement focuses on SCAD causes, its clinical course, treatment options, outcomes, and associated conditions; it tries to close some persistent knowledge gaps.
- This statement identifies research priorities in epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment and poses key questions to spur collaboration.
- Commentary: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Making strides, long journey ahead! by Roxana Mehran, MD, FAHA, MSCAI, FACC, FESC and Birgit Vogel, MD
- Top Things to Know: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Current State of the Science