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 211 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Case images: multimodality diagnostic imaging of a giant coronary artery aneurysm.
 

Author(s): Yusuf Karavelioğlu, Macit Kalçık, Emrah Ereren, Mustafa Hakan Zor

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Mar;43(2):210.

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2015

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Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm during transthoracic echocardiography in patients with significant coronary artery disease.
 

Author(s): Sung Ho Lee, Sung-A Chang, Shin Yi Jang, Sang-Chol Lee, Young Bin Song, Seung Woo Park, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Jae K Oh, Duk-Kyung Kim

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2015 Jan;56(1):38-44.

 

Coronary artery disease (CAD) shares several risk factors with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We evaluated the prevalence during transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and risk factors of AAA in patients with CAD.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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A case report of coronary artery aneurysm in a patient with Behçet's disease.
 

Author(s): Ufuk Gürkan, Adnan Kaya, Mustafa Adem Tatlısu, Sahin Avşar

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014 Oct;42(7):651-4.

 

Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vasculitis that may involve vessels of all sizes. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) due to secondary involvement of BD is rare and its management less clear. In this case, a 29-year-old man admitted to the emergency room with ongoing chest pain ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2014

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The terms "Coronary Artery Aneurysm" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Giant right coronary artery aneurysm in an adult male patient with non-ST myocardial infarction.
 

Author(s): Antonios Halapas, Henning Lausberg, Thomas Gehrig, Ivar Friedrich, Karl E Hauptmann

Journal: Hellenic J Cardiol. ;54(1):69-76.

 

The combination of a giant coronary aneurysm with multiple coronary aneurysms in adults is an extremely rare entity--especially in atherosclerotic patients, since it is most commonly associated with Kawasaki disease in children. We report an interesting case of a 59-year-old male ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2013

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A case of giant coronary artery aneurysm with fistulous connection to the pulmonary artery: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Hideaki Morita, Hideki Ozawa, Satoshi Yamazaki, Yohei Yamauchi, Motomu Tsuji, Takahiro Katsumata, Nobukazu Ishizaka

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(11):1361-6.

 

Giant coronary artery aneurysm is a rare condition with a reported prevalence of 0.02%. Herein, we report the case of a 79-year-old woman with a giant coronary aneurysm arising from a branch of the left anterior descending coronary artery that had a fistulous connection to the pulmonary ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2012

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[From positive remodelling to coronary artery ectasia. Is coronary artery aneurysm a benign form of coronary disease?].
 

Author(s): Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Marek Grygier, Maciej Lesiak, Stefan Grajek

Journal: Kardiol Pol. 2009 Dec;67(12):1390-5.

 

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2010

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease; Coronary Aneurysm

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Trial of Atorvastatin on the Persistent Coronary Aneurysm in Children With Kawasaki Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease; Aneurysm, Coronary

 

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Anakinra and Kawasaki Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease; Children

 

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2015

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