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We present a case of a 43-year-old lady who presented with an acute coronary syndrome, but without any cardiac risk factors or previous cardiac symptoms, and who had a spontaneous coronary artery dissection. This was successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. A brief discussion of this clinical entity and literature review is presented.

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BMJ Case Rep

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Acute Coronary Syndrome, Adult, Aneurysm, Dissecting, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Chest Pain, Coronary Aneurysm, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Stenosis, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Risk Assessment, Treatment Outcome