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Toggweiler, S; Puck, M; Thalhammer, C; Manka, R; Wyss, M; Bilecen, D; Corti, R; Amann-Vesti, B; Lüscher, T; Wyss, C (2012). Associated vascular lesions in patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Swiss Medical Weekly, 142:w13538.

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To identify vascular abnormalities in patients presenting with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD).

We performed a whole-body MR angiography and a duplex sonography of the renal and carotid arteries in 12 patients (9 women, 3 men) with SCAD to identify vascular abnormalities.

MR angiography revealed abnormalities of the renal arteries in 3/12 patients (25%). All 3 patients were women, 2 presented with changes suggesting fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), 1 had a spontaneous renal artery dissection. No other vascular abnormalities were identified in any of the patients. Duplex sonography confirmed MR findings and showed non-significant renal artery stenoses in both patients with FMD.

Abnormalities of the renal arteries were found in 3/12 (25%) of the patients with SCAD. No other vascular abnormalities were identified. Additional diagnostic tests of the renal arteries such as renal artery angiography or duplex sonography may be considered in patients presenting with SCAD.

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Angiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
DDC:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:16 Apr 2012 06:53
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 10:47
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
Publisher DOI:10.4414/smw.2012.13538
PubMed ID:22389212
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 8
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