Pathophysiological and Clinical Significance of Coronary Artery Ectasia - A Review

Authors

  • Syed Dawood Md Taimur Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute
  • Saidur Rahman Khan Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute
  • Md Hasanur Rahman Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute
  • Hemanto I Gomes Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute
  • Farzana Islam Dept.of Paediatric Nephrology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Md Abu Siddique Dept. of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • KH Qumruzzaman Dept. of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Umme Kulsum Dept. of Gynae & Obs, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Md Ashraf Uddin Sultan Dept. of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v7i1.10210

Keywords:

Coronary artery ectasia (CAE), Coronary flow, Atherosclerosis

Abstract

Coronary artery ectasia is a relatively common entity characterized by inappropriate dilatation of the coronary vasculature. The exact mechanism of its development is unknown, but evidence suggests a combination of genetic predisposition, common risk factors for coronary artery disease and abnormal vessel wall metabolism. It frequently coexists with aneurysms elsewhere, mostly involving the aorta. In this review, the flow disturbances that are associated with this condition and the imaging modalities, which can be used for diagnosis and prospective follow-up are described. The prognosis of coronary ectasias is controversialand prospective studies focusing on conservative or invasive strategies to prevent cardiac complications are needed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v7i1.10210

UHJ 2011; 7(1): 42-47

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Published

2012-03-29

How to Cite

Md Taimur, S. D., Khan, S. R., Rahman, M. H., Gomes, H. I., Islam, F., Siddique, M. A., Qumruzzaman, K., Kulsum, U., & Uddin Sultan, M. A. (2012). Pathophysiological and Clinical Significance of Coronary Artery Ectasia - A Review. University Heart Journal, 7(1), 42–47. https://doi.org/10.3329/uhj.v7i1.10210

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Review Articles