Coronary artery ectasia
Coronary artery ectasia is a rare disease that occurs in only 0.3-4.9% of people in North America. Coronary artery ectasia is characterized by the enlargement of a coronary artery to 1.5 times or more than its normal diameter. The disease is commonly asymptomatic and is normally discovered when performing tests for other conditions such as coronary artery disease, stable angina and other acute coronary syndromes. Coronary artery ectasia occurs 4 times more frequently in males than in females and in people who have risk factors for heart disease such as smokers. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) represents a form of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease seen in 1.5- 8% of patients undergoing coronary angiography. The presence of ectatic segments produces sluggish blood flow, with exercise- induced angina and myocardial infarction, regardless of the severity of coexisting stenotic.
Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) represents a form of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease seen in 3-8% of patients undergoing coronary angiography.
Coronary artery ectasia responds to statins and ACE inhibitors.
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