Coronary Artery Dissection
Dissection of the coronary artery can be an extension from aortic dissection or can arise primarily as in this case.
Dissection of the coronary artery can be isolated or an extension from dissection of the aorta. Isolated dissection is a rare condition with only 150 cases reported as of 2004. It occurs predominantly in young women. It can cause acute coronary syndromes or sudden death. It also can be iatrogenic, a complication of surgical or catheterization procedures.