|Revascularization vs. conservative management:|
|PCI technical challenges and tips:|
Table compiled from multiple studies and reviews (1–3,6,8–10).
AMI = acute myocardial infarction; CABG = coronary artery bypass graft; CTA = computed tomography angiography; IVUS = intravascular ultrasound; LAD = left anterior descending coronary artery; LM = left main coronary artery; LV = left ventricular; OCT = optical coherence tomography; PCI = percutaneous coronary intervention; RCA = right coronary artery; SCAD = spontaneous coronary artery dissection; TIMI = Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction.
↵∗ Likely an underestimate.
↵† Only SCAD-specific benefits are summarized in this section. Evidence-based recommendations for medical therapies are lacking, and the summarized therapies herein are theoretical and extrapolated from the known benefits of these treatments in AMI patients.
↵‡ The SAFER-SCAD (Statin and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors on Symptoms in Patients With SCAD) trial is ongoing, and should shed light on the utility of statins and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in SCAD patients.