UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Publication Date

3-10-2016

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is an uncommon syndrome. Its prevalence among patients with polycystic kidney disease is very rare, with no previously reported involvement of the right posterior descending coronary artery.

CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a middle-aged Caucasian woman with polycystic kidney disease who presented with a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Cardiac catheterization revealed a dissection of her right posterior descending coronary artery. She was treated with dual antiplatelet therapy and had a favorable outcome.

CONCLUSION: We report a rare and interesting case of spontaneous coronary artery dissection of the right posterior descending coronary artery in a patient with polycystic kidney disease. It is important to consider spontaneous coronary artery dissection in the differential diagnosis of patients with polycystic kidney disease who present with an acute coronary syndrome.

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Citation: J Med Case Rep. 2016 Mar 10;10:62. doi: 10.1186/s13256-016-0832-8. Link to article on publisher's site

DOI of Published Version

10.1186/s13256-016-0832-8

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Keywords

Polycystic kidney disease, Right coronary artery, Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of medical case reports

PubMed ID

26971055

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