Coronary artery aneurysms in the elderly - Interventional Ca
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Aneurysmal coronary disease or ectasia is defined as the dilation of a vessel at least 1.5 times the diameter of a normal adjacent segment. The prevalence of the disease has been encountered in up to 5% of patients undergoing angiographies. Atherosclerotic heart disease has been mentioned as the most common etiologic factor involved in the development of coronary aneurysms.

This article presents a case of a 73-year-old male with a history of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and coronary artery disease with a myocardial infarction 20 years ago that was evaluated for dyspnea on mild exertion. There was no history of chronic lung disease. A left heart catheterization was done. This revealed a fusiform 14 mm aneurysm involving the whole left main (LM) coronary artery and multiple smaller aneurysms on the right coronary artery (RCA); there was also an 80% stenosis of the mid left anterior descending artery (LAD), a totally occluded left circumflex in its mid portion, and diffuse stenosis of the terminal branches of the RCA. The left ventricular ejection fraction was 35-40%. A single-vessel bypass grafting procedure with the left inferior mammary artery (LIMA) to the LAD was done. No surgical intervention was performed to the LM aneurysm due to the fusiform anatomy...

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