Spontaneous Spiral Dissection of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in a Reformed Smoker

Authors

  • Debasish Das
  • Debasis Acharya
  • Jogendra Singh
  • Subhas Pramanik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.010

Keywords:

Coronary, Dissection, Spiral, Smoking

Abstract

Spontaneous dissection of the coronary artery is a well-known entity in young females with myocardial infarction. We report a rare case of spontaneous spiral dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) in a 62-year-old male with history of smoking for 15 years and who has quit smoking 5 years back. Just like an old age saying “footprints are left behind,” the deleterious conundrum of smoking continues even after years together resulting in a spontaneous dissection in the background of damaged arterial elastic media.

Published

2021-06-18

How to Cite

Debasish Das, Debasis Acharya, Jogendra Singh, & Subhas Pramanik. (2021). Spontaneous Spiral Dissection of the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery in a Reformed Smoker. Indian Journal of Case Reports, 155-157. https://doi.org/10.32677/IJCR.2021.v07.i04.010

Issue

Section

Case Report