Coronary Artery Ectasia-A Review of Current Literature

Author(s): Subodh Devabhaktuni, Ana Mercedes, Jimmy Diep, Chowdhury Ahsan

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 4 , 2016

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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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VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 4
Year: 2016
Page: [318 - 323]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X12666160504100159
Price: $65

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