SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is a rare clinical condition where the vascular layers of a coronary artery separate and disrupt blood flow. It commonly occurs in women without risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), and presents as isolated chest pain to ST-elevation myocardial infarction and sudden death. SCAD has been associated with exercise, conditions of estrogen excess (peri/postpartum, hormone prescription use), connective tissue disorders and vasculitis. CAD has been associated with elevated testosterone levels in females, however, no clear association with SCAD.