SCAD

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ACADS

A gene on chromosome 12q24.31 that encodes a tetrameric mitochondrial flavoprotein of the acyl-CoA dehydrogenase family which catalyses the first step of the mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation pathway.
 
Molecular pathology
Defects in ACADS cause acyl-CoA dehydrogenase short-chain deficiency.
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SCAD patients with coronary atherosclerosis are more frequently seen in the practice than in the medical reports which has been confirmed scientifically by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) used to visualize atherosclerotic plaque rupture and consequent coronary dissection.
A significant number of scientific reports describe SCAD in pregnancy or in the early postpartum period.
The third group of patients with SCAD is the most controversial one, with very heterogeneous predisposing factors (e.g.: smoking, hypertension, Marfan syndrome, polyarteritis nodosa, lupus erythematosus, cocaine, cyclosporin, oral contraceptives, etc.) [12, 13].