Article Abstract

Should all spontaneous coronary dissections need to be diagnosed by intracoronary imaging techniques?

Authors: Elena Rodríguez-González, Josebe Goirigolzarri-Artaza, María Alejandra Restrepo-Córdoba, Juan Francisco Oteo, Juan Manuel Escudier-Villa, Francisco Javier Ortigosa-Aso, Javier Goicolea-Ruigómez, Arturo García-Touchard


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden cardiac death. The diagnosis of SCAD is based only on angiography in most of the studies (1-3) and the angiographic type 1 pattern is considered pathognomonic of an SCAD.