Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a Liver Transplantation Candidate

Zachary Oman, Nauman Khalid, Ihab Hassanieh, Michael Lim, Tarek Helmy

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an uncommon and potentially fatal cause of acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction, and sudden death primarily affecting women. While the exact cause of SCAD is unknown, associated risk factors are emotional or physical stress, female gender, pregnancy-related factors including hormonal changes, fibromuscular dysplasia, mixed connective tissue disorders, and inflammatory disorders. In this report, we present a middle-aged female with ulcerative colitis and cirrhosis secondary to primary sclerosing cholangitis who was found to have SCAD on cardiac evaluation for liver transplantation workup.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalMissouri Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


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