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The diameters of the aorta and its major branches in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17215971     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We designed this study to evaluate the diameters of the aorta and its major branches in patients who had coronary ectasia. We assigned 80 patients (mean age, 57 +/- 11 yr) with isolated coronary artery ectasia to the study group and 25 patients (mean age, 54 +/- 10 yr) without structural or coronary arterial disease to the control group. All patients underwent coronary angiography and angiography of the aorta and its branches. We used computed quantitative angiography to measure the diameters of the coronary arteries, the aorta, and the major aortic branches. Within the study group, the diameter indices of the proximal portions of the right common iliac artery (P=0.041) and the left common iliac artery (P=0.035) were significantly larger than the diameter indices within the control group. The diameter indices of all other evaluated arteries were similar in both groups (all P >0.05).
Halil Kahraman; Mehmet Ozaydin; Ercan Varol; Suleyman M Aslan; Abdullah Dogan; Ahmet Altinbas; Mehmet Demir; Omer Gedikli; Gurkan Acar; Oktay Ergene
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Suleyman Demirel University, 32100 Isparta, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*
Coronary Aneurysm / pathology*,  radiography
Coronary Angiography* / methods
Dilatation, Pathologic / pathology,  radiography
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies

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