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Uppsala Doctor Receives Grant

A cardiologist at Sweden’s University Hospital and Uppsala Clinical Research Center received a 300 000 kronor grant to study the incidence  of spontaneous coronary artery dissection in women with heart attacks and the prognosis for these patients.

While spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of a heart attack, most of those stricken are young women and some scientists think hormones may play a role. An estimated 1 out of 10 women have a heart attack before  age  50, and in a quarter of  those cases, the women are pregnant, according to cardiologist Christoph Varenhorst, who receivecd the grant.