Article Abstract

Very early antepartum pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection case report

Authors: Carolyn Lee, Jacqueline Saw


Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an elusive cardiovascular disease that is increasingly recognized. Classically, pregnancy had been perceived as a notable risk factor for SCAD. However, modern studies had revealed that pregnancy-associated SCAD (PASCAD) accounted for fewer cases than previously thought. The majority of PASCAD cases occur in women post-partum. We describe a case of a 30-year-old woman who presented with SCAD while 10 days pregnant, which is the earliest PASCAD case reported in the literature.