A ripping bike race: spontaneous coronary dissection complicated by cardiac tamponade, unmasking vascular Ehlers-Danlos in a young man

  • Inne Hendrickx Emergency Department, AZ Maria Middelares, Gent, Belgium.
  • Benjamin Scott | Benjamin.scott@zna.be Hartcentrum ZNA, ZNA Middelheim Hospital, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome. Typically, it occurs in young women without atherosclerotic risk factors. Clinical presentation ranges from chest pain to myocardial infarction, ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. We report a very rare case of a young man with ST-elevation myocardial infarction caused by SCAD, complicated by hemopericardium and recurrent cardiac tamponade. Due to this acute complication, he was diagnosed as having vascular Ehlers- Danlos syndrome.

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Published
2019-02-27
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Keywords:
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, Cardiac tamponade, Ehler-Danlos syndrome
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Hendrickx, I., & Scott, B. (2019). A ripping bike race: spontaneous coronary dissection complicated by cardiac tamponade, unmasking vascular Ehlers-Danlos in a young man. Emergency Care Journal, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2019.7802