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

Histopathology of Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm Associated with Coronary Artery Fistula.
 

Author(s): Yuji Matsumoto, Hiroaki Kawano, Keisuke Iwasaki, Shuji Arakawa, Koji Maemura

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 Mar;59(2):431-434.

 

Giant coronary artery aneurysms related to coronary fistula are rare, and the precise mechanisms by which they occur are unknown. We present a case of giant coronary artery aneurysm of the left coronary artery to the pulmonary artery fistula with a lack of internal and (or) external ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Coronary-Artery Aneurysm in Tocilizumab-Treated Children with Kawasaki's Disease.
 

Author(s): Tomo Nozawa, Tomoyuki Imagawa, Shuichi Ito

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 11;377(19):1894-1896.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Thrombosed aneurysm of saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafting.
 

Author(s): Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Rogério Nastri, Marcus Antônio Ferez, Mauro José Brandão da Costa, Claudio Benedini Laguna, Marcus Vinicius Nascimento Valentin

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017 Jun;63(6):488-491.

 

We describe the case of a male patient, aged 76 years, referred for cardiac investigation due to retrosternal chest pain and dyspnea. He had a history of acute myocardial infarction and angioplasties in the last 30 years, including a saphenous vein coronary artery bypass grafting ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Coronary Artery Aneurysm" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Coronary artery aneurysm combined with other multiple aneurysms at multiple locations: A case report and systematic review.
 

Author(s): Li-Cheng Jiang, Jia-Yu Cao, Mao Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9230.

 

Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) with concomitant aneurysms at multiple sites is quite unusual and rare. The characteristics and the etiology of this phenomenon are unknown.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Coronary Artery Aneurysm Caused by a Stent Fracture.
 

Author(s): Tsukasa Oshima, Shun Minatsuki, Masahiro Myojo, Satoshi Kodera, Kan Nawata, Jiro Ando, Hiroshi Akazawa, Masafumi Watanabe, Minoru Ono, Issei Komuro

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 ;59(1):203-208.

 

Coronary stent fracture (SF) is rare as a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its adverse events are increasingly being recognized with the development in devices of PCI. The major adverse events caused by SFs are in-stent restenosis due to neointimal overgrowth ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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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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Assessment Of Total Coronary Circulation Time Using TIMI Frame Count Method (TCCT-TIMI)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Coronary Angiography; Coronary Artery Disease; Coronary Artery Ectasia; Slow-Flow Phenomenon; Coronary Heart Disease

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2016

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Evaluation of Emotional Status and Coronary Flow Characteristics by TIMI Frame Count Method
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Coronary Artery Disease; Coronary Artery Ectasia; Slow-Flow Phenomenon; Endothelial Dysfunction; Anxiety; Depression

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2016

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