coronary artery ectasia

coronary artery ectasia

Abnormal widening of a coronary artery or branch that affects about 2 per cent of the general population. The cause is unknown but is thought possibly to be due to excessive local production of NITRIC OXIDE as a result of the use of nitrites.
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Background: Despite its severity, coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is still poorly understood.
Coronary artery ectasia is defined as abnormal dilation of the coronary arteries that exceeds the normal adjacent segments diameter by 1.
KEY WORDS: Thoracoscopy, Coronary artery fistula, Coronary artery ectasia, Complication, Stress reaction.
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is an abnormal dilatation of coronary arteries in which the ectatic segment exceeds the diameter of the normal adjacent segments or the diameter of the patient's largest coronary vessel by 1.
Finally intravascular ultrasound provides detailed high-quality images that can be valuable in distinguishing CAA from coronary artery ectasia as well as true CAA from pseudoaneurysms4.
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a clinical entity characterized with localized or diffuse dilatation of the coronary arteries, greater than 1.
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is defined as localized or diffuse dilatation of the coronary lumen that exceeds the diameter of normal adjacent segments or the diameter of the patient's largest coronary artery by 1.
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