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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Pure ventricular septal myocardial infarction in a young man with coronary artery ectasia. Int Heart J 2006 Jan;47(1):131-137.
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE), intracranial aneurysm (ICA), and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are examples of arterial aneurysms [3].
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is characterized by abnormal dilatation of a localized or diffuse segment of the epicardial coronary arteries with a luminal diameter of at least 1.5-fold of normal adjacent segment or vessel diameter [4].
found that increased NLR may play a role not only in the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease but also in the pathophysiology of coronary artery ectasia [29].
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 1.5 times.
Coronary artery fistula (CAF), as an abnormal connection between major coronary arterial branches or/and other branches, macrovessels and chambers, shows clinical symptoms in 80% of the patients over 20 years of age.1 An epidemiological study showed that the incidence of CAF complicated with coronary artery ectasia (CAE), as a rare congenital heart disease, was only about 0.30%.2 As a rare, congenital coronary artery anomaly, CAF is usually complicated with CAE, which lacks obvious early signs.
Varicose veins are common in patients with coronary artery ectasia. Just a coincidence or a systemic deficit of the vascular wall?
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 1.5 times [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 1.5 times diameter of adjacent segments.
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