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Left main coronary artery aneurysm in young patient with acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  19307979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysms of the left main coronary artery (LMCAA) are extremely uncommon, with an incidence of 0.1%. The main etiologic factor is atherosclerosis. Other causes include connective tissue disorders, trauma, vasculitis, congenital, mycotic, and idiopathic. These dilated sections of coronary artery are not benign pathology because they are subject to spasm, thrombosis, and subsequent distal embolism, spontaneous dissection and rupture. Treatment options include anticoagulation, custom-made covered stents, reconstruction, resection and exclusion with bypass. Our report on a young case illustrates the potential complication of LMCAA and presents its management.
Emin Alioglu; Ugur O Turk; Cagatay Engin; Istemihan Tengiz; Nurullah Tuzun; Hakan Posacioglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-04     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Central Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Aneurysm / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Coronary Angiography / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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