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    1. Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

      Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

      Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an infrequent and often missed diagnosis among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), especially young healthy females. Unfortunately, SCAD can result in significant morbidity, such as ischemia and infarction. Currently, there has been a surge in the diagnosis of SCAD due to the widespread use of new intracoronary imaging modalities, especially optical coherence tomography (OCT).However, no specific guidelines exist concerning appropriate treatment for SCAD. Moreover, the role of intracoronary imaging with OCT has yet to be fully established. The aim of our review is to provide a comprehensive contemporary update of SCAD; the ...

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    2. Optical coherence tomography guided approach to postpartum coronary artery dissection: a case report

      Optical coherence tomography guided approach to postpartum coronary artery dissection: a case report

      Postpartum spontaneous coronary dissection (SCAD) is a rare and dramatic complication of pregnancy. SCAD is a separation of the coronary artery wall by intramural hematoma which can occur by a spontaneous intramedial hemorrhage with or without intimal rupture. Diagnosis and treatment can be difficult from a clinical and an angiographic point of view.1,2,3 In this setting intravascular imaging can be essential because it allows to confirm diagnosis, to detect possible intimal ruptures or thrombus and it can guide the treatment. Our case is about a SCAD of ambiguous angiographic diagnosis, the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT ...

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