What is MINOCA? Understanding an uncommon type of heart attack

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1 in 10 heart attacks occur without a blockage to the heart’s arteries, known as MINOCA (Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries).

In this episode, we ask expert, Dr Sivabaskari (Tharshy) Pasupathy key questions about MINOCA.

We learn about:

  • what causes MINOCA
  • how MINOCA is diagnosed
  • how MINOCA is treated


About the expert

Dr Sivabaskari Pasupathy, a post-doctoral clinical research fellow, has made remarkable contributions to the field of Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA). Her ground-breaking work has had a profound and wide-reaching impact, revolutionising the understanding and management of this complex condition.


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