26yo Male Survived Spontaneous Coronary Artery Rupture

Team lead by Dr Pratik Soni, Interventional Cardiologist at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai central save 26-year-old young Saurabh Gupta (Name Change) who was rushed to hospital after he complain of chest pain. He underwent angioplasty for extremely rare condition of spontaneous coronary artery rupture (SCAR) with a small amount of blood clot.

Saurabh Gupta returned home after playing cricket. Suddenly he felt pain in his left shoulder and chest. Initially they felt it could be acidity so took some home remedies. But due to continuous pain, they took him to nearby doctor where BP & ECG was done. It shocked everyone, as investigation report showed heart attack. There was no history of previous chest pain. Also he was in good health.


Dr Pratik Soni, Director of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiologist at Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai central said “Patient was shifted to ICU in emergency. An angiography was done which revealed about a very rare rupture plaque in right coronary artery with small amount of blood clot due to which he was having a chest pain. Patient underwent Angioplasty for removing blood clot”

Spontaneous coronary artery rupture (SCAR) is extremely rare. There are hardly any cases reported with primary SCAR in a young and healthy male without previous history of atherosclerotic disease, a condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to a build-up of plaque around the artery wall. Atherosclerosis, if left untreated, it can lead to serious and long-lasting complications like heart attack, kidney failure, Aneurysm, stroke.” Add Dr Soni.

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