Features January 2015 Issue

Learn the Signs of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

SCAD can cause a narrowing of the artery (top, arrow). An injection of nitroglycerin improved the narrowing slightly (bottom).

Learn the Signs of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

This unusual condition may be greatly underdiagnosed. But knowing the warning signs are important, becasue it presents as a heart attack.

Chest pain, shortness of breath, and pain in the arms or jaw are all classic symptoms of a heart attack. But what if tests show you don’t have blockage in your coronary arteries—the most common cause of a heart attack?

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