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

Left circumflex artery aneurysm with fistula to coronary sinus associated with severe mitral regurgitation.
 

Author(s): Mehrnoush Toufan, Samad Ghaffari, Leili Pourafkari, Nader D Nader

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Dec;43(8):749.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2015

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Adult left-ventricular diverticulum and patent ductus arteriosus misdiagnosed as coronary artery disease with infarct aneurysm: a case report.
 

Author(s): Hong Qu, Tianqi Liu, Haiyan Wang, Dong Wang, Quan Li

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Left-ventricular diverticulum (LD) associated with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is extremely rare. We have not found any previous reports of the coexistence of these two malformations. Such an association presenting with chest pain mimicking an infarct aneurysm with angina or a ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2015

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Massive Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Causing Left Main Coronary Artery Compression in the Absence of Pulmonary Hypertension.
 

Author(s): Doreen DeFaria Yeh, Brian Ghoshhajra, Ignacio Inglessis-Azuaje, Thomas MacGillivray, Richard Liberthson, Ami B Bhatt

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We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented with classic symptoms of stable angina. Cardiac images and catheterization results revealed absent pulmonary valve syndrome and compression of the left main coronary artery by a massively dilated pulmonary artery aneurysm. The ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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The terms "Coronary Artery Aneurysm" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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Study of Efficacy and Safety of Canakinumab in Pediatric Patients With Kawasaki Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Kawasaki Disease

 

Last Updated: 29 Nov 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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