Eosinophilic Inflammation In Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Agent Provocateur Or Innocent Bystander?
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Gerald is a research scientist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.

                       

Eosinophilic Inflammation In Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Agent Provocateur Or Innocent Bystander?

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), defined as non-traumatic, non-iatrogenic dissociation of the coronary vessel wall, represents an important cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among young or middle-aged women without conventional risk factors for atherosclerosis. While the true incidence of SCAD remains unclear due to the under-diagnosis, SCAD has been detected in 2 to 4% of the angiograms performed in patients with ACS and is considered as the most common etiology of ACS in pregnant women and women ≤50 years...

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