Spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a patient with COVID-19 infection: A case report and review of the literature [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(4): 334-338 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.34846

Spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a patient with COVID-19 infection: A case report and review of the literature

Zeynep Yapan Emren1, Volkan Emren2, Emre Özdemir2, Uğur Karagöz2, Cem Nazlı2
1Department of Cardiology, Bakırçay University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Katip Çelebi University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Although the virus predominantly causes respiratory system infection, recent reports have shown that it is also associated with many cardiovascular complications. It has been reported that COVID-19 may cause myocarditis, type 1 and 2 acute myocardial infarction, and thrombotic complications.[1] Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare form of coronary artery disease that has recently been associated with COVID-19 in a few case reports. The case reported here is of COVID-19 associated SCAD in a patient with no history of cardiovascular disease.

Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Cardiovascular disease, Spontaneous coronary dissection

How to cite this article
Zeynep Yapan Emren, Volkan Emren, Emre Özdemir, Uğur Karagöz, Cem Nazlı. Spontaneous right coronary artery dissection in a patient with COVID-19 infection: A case report and review of the literature. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(4): 334-338

Corresponding Author: Volkan Emren, Türkiye
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