SPONTANEOUS RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY DISSECTION IN A NORMOTENSIVE POST-PARTUM FEMALE

Authors

  • Rizwan Ishtiaq Bahawal Victoria Hospital
  • Asim Saddique District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha
  • Ali Akram District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha
  • Mariam Arif District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha
  • Fida Muhammad District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha
  • Umer Hassan Chaudhry Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur

Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction following coronary artery dissection during the post-partum period is a rare entity. Greater hemodynamic stress and hormonal changes increase the risk of developing a coronary artery dissection post-partum. Herein, we report the first case of a normotensive patient from Pakistan that presented with inferior wall myocardial infarction following 10-days post-partum due to right coronary artery dissection. This article highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis and subsequent life-saving treatment.Keywords: myocardial infarction; post-partum; coronary artery dissection; right coronary artery

Author Biographies

Rizwan Ishtiaq, Bahawal Victoria Hospital

Internal Medicine

Asim Saddique, District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha

Senior Registrar Cardiology

Ali Akram, District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha

Internal Medicine

Mariam Arif, District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha

Internal Medicine

Fida Muhammad, District Teaching Hospital, Sargodha

Assistant Professor Cardiology

Umer Hassan Chaudhry, Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur

General Surgery

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2018-03-16