A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: coronary artery dissection?
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Dr. Robert Binford answered
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A slpit in the vesse: Arteries are made up of several layers - sort of like an onion. If there is a partial tear in the inner layer, then a high pressure of jet of blood entering this tear can cause the layers to separate. This can potentially occlude (block off the artery) which can cause a heart attack.
Answered on Dec 5, 2012
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