Coronary Artery Aneurysm

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Coronary Artery Aneurysm

Aneurysms are bulges filled with blood in the walls of blood vessels. The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart tissue. Aneurysms in the coronary arteries are rare. They could be present at birth; develop Inflammation of vessel walls from an immune system defect; or develop in association with atherosclerosis,which is where cholesterol builds up on the walls of the vessel. Kawasaki disease, which is an infection affecting young children, is another potential cause. Coronary catheterization, a procedure in which a plastic tube is inserted into the vessels for different reasons, is also another risk factor. These aneurysms are also often detected during coronary catheterizaitions. Coronary artery aneurysms can cause irregular flow of the blood through the coronary artery, and can be treated with medical management to prevent complications or surgery.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Coronary Artery Aneurysm" returned 264 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hybrid Strategy to Treat Life-Threatening Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm With Severe In-Stent Restenosis.
 

Author(s): Wei-Chieh Lee, Hsiu-Yu Fang, Chih-Yuan Fang

Journal: Int Heart J. 2017 Apr;58(2):283-285.

 

Coronary artery aneurysm following drug-eluting stent implantation is rare in the literature. The presentation combined a life-threatening condition with severe in-stent restenosis. How to treat this condition is a complex problem because a surgical approach for a proximal left circumflex ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Left circumflex coronary artery aneurysm with arteriovenous fistula to the coronary sinus presenting as acute coronary syndrome.
 

Author(s): Aleksander Siniarski, Paweł Rostoff, Bartosz Laskowicz, Radosław Rychlak, Jadwiga Nessler, Grzegorz Gajos

Journal: Pol. Arch. Med. Wewn.. 2016 Nov;126(11):899-900.

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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Bilateral coronary artery fistulas with a giant coronary aneurysm complicated by aneurysm rupture: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hui Li, Ying Zhao, Hui-Ping Zhang, Hu Ai, Nai-Xin Zheng, Guo-Dong Tang, Fu-Cheng Sun

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(46):e5445.

 

Coronary artery aneurysms and fistulas are not rare conditions in clinical practice, but bilateral fistulas with a giant coronary aneurysm in just one person are quite rare.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016

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The terms "Coronary Artery Aneurysm" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm is consistently high among patients with coronary artery disease.
 

Author(s): Jussi A Hernesniemi, Ville Vänni, Tapio Hakala

Journal: J. Vasc. Surg.. 2015 Jul;62(1):232-240.e3.

 

Emerging evidence suggests high prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) among patients with coronary disease. Accurate characterization of the association between coronary disease and AAA and of the actual prevalence of AAA among patients with angiography-verified coronary artery ...

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2015

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Giant aneurysm of the right coronary artery and magnetic resonance coronary angiography.
 

Author(s): Sebastian Sobczak, Bogdan Jegier, Ludomir Stefanczyk, Malgorzata Lidia Lelonek

Journal: Ann Saudi Med. ;34(4):346-50.

 

Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is generally defined as coronary dilatation that exceeds the diameter of normal adjacent segments or the diameter of the patient's largest coronary vessel by 1.5 times. The prime cause of CAAs is atherosclerosis, and the most commonly affected artery ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2015

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Rupture of a coronary artery aneurysm in Kawasaki disease: a rare case and review of the literature for the past 15 years.
 

Author(s): Takashi Miyamoto, Kentaro Ikeda, Youichirou Ishii, Tomio Kobayashi

Journal: J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2014 Jun;147(6):e67-9.

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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Doxycycline Treatment to Prevent Progressive Coronary Artery Dilation in Children With Kawasaki Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease; Coronary Aneurysm

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2016

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Anakinra and Kawasaki Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease; Children

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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Genetic Investigations in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection; SCAD

 

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2016

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