Nonsurgical management of left main coronary artery aneurysms: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.


Journal Article (Review)

Aneurysms of the left main coronary artery are exceedingly rare clinical entities, encountered incidentally in approximately 0.1% of patients who undergo routine angiography. Thrombosis within the aneurysm can lead to distal embolization and myocardial infarction. These lesions can extend into adjacent coronary branches and can occur in the presence or absence of obstructive coronary disease. Depending on the severity of coexistent coronary stenoses, patients with left main coronary artery aneurysms can be effectively managed either operatively or medically. We report the cases of 2 patients who were treated medically for large left main coronary aneurysms and concomitant right coronary artery ectasia.

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Cited Authors

  • Lima, B; Varma, SK; Lowe, JE

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 376 - 379

PubMed ID

  • 17041701

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17041701

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-6702

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0730-2347


  • eng