Coronary artery aneurysm

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Coronary artery aneurysm
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Coronary artery aneurysm is an abnormal dilatation of part of the coronary artery.

Causes[edit]

Acquired causes include atherosclerosis,[1] Kawasaki disease[2] and coronary catheterization.

It can also be congenital.[3][4]

Diagnosis[edit]

It is often found coincidentally on coronary angiography.[5]

Treatment[edit]

Prognosis[edit]

Generally, it has a good prognosis.[5] In Kawasaki's disease, untreated, there is a 1–2% death rate, from cardiac causes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nichols L, Lagana S, Parwani A (May 2008). "Coronary artery aneurysm: a review and hypothesis regarding etiology". Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med. 132 (5): 823–8. doi:10.1043/1543-2165(2008)132[823:CAAARA]2.0.CO;2 (inactive 2020-01-22). PMID 18466032.
  2. ^ Fukazawa R, Ikegam E, Watanabe M, et al. (May 2007). "Coronary artery aneurysm induced by Kawasaki disease in children show features typical senescence". Circ. J. 71 (5): 709–15. doi:10.1253/circj.71.709. PMID 17456996.
  3. ^ Seabra-Gomes R, Somerville J, Ross DN, Emanuel R, Parker DJ, Wong M (April 1974). "Congenital coronary artery aneurysms". Br Heart J. 36 (4): 329–35. doi:10.1136/hrt.36.4.329. PMC 1020027. PMID 4842623.
  4. ^ Meinert D, Mohammed Z (March 2000). "MRI of congenital coronary artery aneurysm". Br J Radiol. 73 (867): 322–4. doi:10.1259/bjr.73.867.10817051. PMID 10817051.
  5. ^ a b Pahlavan PS, Niroomand F (October 2006). "Coronary artery aneurysm: a review". Clin Cardiol. 29 (10): 439–43. doi:10.1002/clc.4960291005. PMC 6654377. PMID 17063947.

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