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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Current State of the Science

  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) is an important cause of Myocardial Infarction, especially in young women, but its prevalence is uncertain because it's underdiagnosed. A lack of familiarity with the condition contributes to it being missed in young women even in the presence of classic symptoms. Limitations of current coronary angiographic techniques exacerbate this problem.
  • This scientific statement focuses on SCAD causes, its clinical course, treatment options, outcomes, and associated conditions; it tries to close some persistent knowledge gaps.
  • This statement identifies research priorities in epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment and poses key questions to spur collaboration.

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