Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare and potentially lethal cause of chest pain and myocardial infarction in healthy young individuals. It more commonly affects females and has been correlated with hormonally-induced connective tissue changes in pregnancy and oral contraceptive use. We present the case of a previously healthy 39-year-old woman with multivessel SCAD associated with recent clomiphene and gonadotropin therapy for infertility, which is not a previously reported association, and we assert that this should be in the differential diagnosis of such patients with chest pain or myocardial infarction. © 2012 Japanese College of Cardiology.
Hardegree, E. L., Tweet, M. S., Hayes, S. N., Gulati, R., & Kane, G. C. (2012). Multivessel spontaneous coronary artery dissection associated with hormonal infertility therapy in a 39-year-old female. Journal of Cardiology Cases, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2012.01.003