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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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MKOKO, P; PANDIE, S  and  NTSEKHE, M. Recurrent idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2019, vol.109, n.7, pp.477-479. ISSN 2078-5135.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a relatively rare cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden cardiac death, which frequently affect young women in the absence of established cardiovascular risk factors. Advancements in cardiovascular imaging account for the increasing recognition of this diagnosis and associated diagnoses, although classic diagnostic modalities such as electrocardiography remain of paramount importance. We present a young woman with recurrent SCAD and briefly discuss her management and its outcome.

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