Published Online: 1 April 1975
Page Count: 6
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
(Received 24 May 1974; accepted 26 August 1974)
The rare isolated dissecting aneurysm of a coronary artery (DACA), known to be causally related to trauma and Marfan's syndrome, has also been linked with pregnancy and the postpartum state . Hormonal effects on the ground substance or connective tissue of the coronary vessels have been invoked to explain this phenomenon . The well-known relationship of dissecting aneurysms of the aorta with cystic medial necrosis prompted a search for the association of this degenerative change with dissecting aneurysms of the coronary artery. Various authors have confirmed this association [3,4].
Paper ID: JFS10280J