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Premium Coronary artery aneurysms: A 25‐patient study
Wang KuoYang,
Ting ChihTai,
St. John Sutton Martin,
Chen YingTsung
Publication year1999
Publication title
catheterization and cardiovascular interventions
Resource typeJournals
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Abstract Coronary artery aneurysm is a rare disorder, characterized by abnormal dilatation of a localized portion or diffuse segments of the coronary artery. We studied clinical demographics, catheterization findings, and clinical outcomes in an Asian patient cohort with documented coronary artery aneurysms. Compared to a Caucasian adult population, our patient cohort had a lower incidence of coronary artery aneurysm (0.25% vs. 2.6%), and more patients with nonobstructive coronary artery aneurysms (70%); age, gender, and coronary distribution were comparable. The initial presentation of myocardial infarction occurred in five patients (5/17, 30%) with nonobstructive coronary artery aneurysms; however, none who were receiving preventive medications consisting of anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents subsequently developed myocardial infarction. We conclude that the incidence of coronary artery aneurysms with or without associated significant coronary stenosis seems to be lower in the Asian population. In contrast, the incidence of nonobstructive coronary artery aneurysms is considerably high and should not be thought of as a relatively benign disease entity if not treated with preventive medications. Rheumatoid arthritis‐related vasculitis might be a cause of coronary artery aneurysm. Surgical intervention is based on the severity of coronary artery stenosis. The result of medical treatment has been compatible with long‐term survival. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 48:31–38, 1999. © 1999 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
Subject(s)aneurysm , artery , cardiology , coronary angiography , coronary artery aneurysm , coronary artery disease , coronary artery ectasia , environmental health , incidence (geometry) , medicine , myocardial infarction , optics , percutaneous coronary intervention , physics , population , radiology , right coronary artery , stenosis
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