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Coronary artery aneurysms: a review of the natural history, pathophysiology, and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18923233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Coronary artery aneurysms or ectasias are dilatations of arterial segments, which are typically incidentally identified at angiography. Several large clinical series have described the epidemiology and natural history of these malformations. The most common etiologic factor for coronary aneurysms is atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, but they can also be congenital or secondary to inflammatory or connective tissue disorders, with a well-known association with Kawasaki disease. Treatment may consist of surgical, percutaneous, or medical interventions. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge on coronary artery aneurysms and highlights important unresolved questions.
Authors:
Paul Cohen; Patrick T O'Gara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology in review     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-4683     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Rev     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  2008-12-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304686     Medline TA:  Cardiol Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. pcohen3@partners.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anticholesteremic Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy*
Coronary Angiography
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticholesteremic Agents; 0/Anticoagulants

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