The short answer from a preventive cardiologist
Q: I recently had a heart attack, but a cardiac catherization found no blocked arteries. Is this possible?
A: Yes, this type of heart attack is called a myocardial infarction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, or MINOCA. It accounts for 5 to 6% of heart attacks.
Compared with other types of heart attacks, patients are usually younger and more likely to be female.
Causes of MINOCA include:
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