A Rare Case of Traumatic Coronary Artery Dissection After a Motor Vehicle Collision.

Research paper by Mohamed S MS Elgendy, Toufik T Mahfood Haddad, Abhilash A Akinapelli, Michael D MD White

Indexed on: 13 Feb '20Published on: 13 Jun '19Published in: Cureus


Coronary artery dissection is a rare and life-threatening condition. It can result in thrombus formation and coronary occlusion with subsequent acute coronary syndrome, ventricular arrhythmia, and death. Traumatic coronary artery dissection is an especially rare type of dissection and usually happens in the setting of a high-speed motor vehicle collision. Early recognition and treatment are crucial for survival in patients suffering from this pathology. We present a case of a patient who developed right coronary artery dissection following a motor vehicle collision that was subsequently managed by coronary angiogram and revascularization.