Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is one of the uncommon cardiovascular
disorders. Its incidence ranges from 1.2%-4.9%. Coronary artery ectasia likely
represents an exaggerated form of expansive vascular remodeling (i.e. excessive
expansive remodeling) in response to atherosclerotic plaque growth with atherosclerosis
being the most common cause. Although, it has been described more
than five decades ago, its management is still debated. We therefore reviewed the
literature until date by searching PubMed and Google scholar using key words
“coronary artery ectasia”, “coronary artery aneurysm”, “pathophysiology”, “diagnosis”,
“management” either by itself or in combination. We reviewed the full
articles and review articles and focused mainly on pathophysiology, diagnosis and
management of CAE.
Keywords: Coronary artery ectasia, coronary artery aneurysm, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management.
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