+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Spontaneous left anterior descending coronary artery dissection in a patient with neurofibromatosis



Spontaneous left anterior descending coronary artery dissection in a patient with neurofibromatosis



Journal of Invasive Cardiology 21(6): E103



Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Subtypes I and II are the most well recognized, and among these, Type I has associated vasculopathy. Less than 3% of patients have vascular involvement, with the renal artery as the most commonly involved vessel. Dissection and rupture of aneurysms in larger arteries such as the subclavian and the aorta have been previously reported. This is the first reported case of a spontaneous coronary artery dissection in a patient with NF-I. Imperative in the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery dissections is early recognition and proactive decision making. Recognition of a possible association between NF and coronary dissections will further facilitate successful and prompt management of this otherwise rare entity.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90)

Accession: 055889988

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 19494414


Related references

Spontaneous coronary dissection of left anterior descending artery complicated by retrograde extension of dissection and involvement of left main artery: successful management with percutaneous coronary intervention. Minerva Cardioangiologica 65(4): 444-446, 2017

Complete healing of spontaneous coronary artery dissection extending from the left main trunk to the left anterior descending and the left circumflex artery. Journal of Cardiology Cases 18(3): 103-105, 2018

Spontaneous dissection of left anterior descending coronary artery. American Journal of Medicine 74(3): 496, 1983

TCTAP C-004 Acute Myocardial Infarction Caused by Spontaneous Coronary Dissection Successfully Treated by Crush Technique for Left Main, Left Anterior Descending, and Left Circumflex Coronary Artery. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65(17): S86-S88, 2015

Spontaneous Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Dissection Requiring Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 32(6): 536-538, 2017

Spontaneous dissection of left anterior descending coronary artery in a young man. Texas Heart Institute Journal 37(1): 131-133, 2010

Spontaneous Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Dissection in a Teenager. Jacc. Cardiovascular Interventions 12(6): E49, 2019

Spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery in a male with survival. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 13(2): 117-120, 1987

Dor operation for a young male with left ventricular aneurysm due to spontaneous left anterior descending coronary artery dissection. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 19(1): 54-56, 2004

Salvage angioplasty and stenting following spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Heart 82(4): E6, 1999

Persistent spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery after emotional pressure. Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 122(15-16): 515-517, 2010

Spontaneous Left Anterior Descending Artery Dissection in a Middle-Aged Woman with Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treated with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Cureus 10(7): E2902, 2018

Percutaneous treatment of spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection extending to the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries possibly triggered by thrombolytic therapy. International Journal of Angiology 18(3): 151-154, 2009

TCTAP C-137 Retrograde Dissection to Aorta and Antegrade Dissection from Left Main Coronary Artery to Left Anterior Descending Artery and Left Circumflex Artery During Left Circumflex Artery Stenting. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69(16): S225-S226, 2017

Spontaneous dissection of left anterior descending coronary artery: the diagnostic role of dual-source computed tomography. Journal of Thoracic Imaging 25(3): W79, 2010