Journal article

Different patients, different outcomes: A case-control study of spontaneous coronary artery dissection versus acute coronary syndrome.

Heath Adams, Elizabeth Paratz, Jithendra Somaratne, Jamie Layland, Andrew Burns, Sonny Palmer, Andrew MacIsaac, Robert Whitbourn

Journal of Interventional Cardiology | Published : 2018


INTRODUCTION: There is progressive interest worldwide in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD). To identify a SCAD cohort and compare risk factors, presentation, and management outcomes compared to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) matched controls. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed from 2000 to 2015. Clinical data included a neuropsychiatric history, with management and clinical outcomes assessed at 12 months. Patients were matched on a 1:3 case-control basis according to type of ACS. Twenty-two SCAD patients were matched to 66 controls by ACS type (ST-elevation myocardial infarction 45%, Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction 41%, unstable angina 14%). RESULTS: The SCAD gro..

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