Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Ectasia.
Riverside Community Hospital
anticoagulation, coronary artery angiography, coronary artery ectasia (cae), left main coronary artery disease (lmcad), percutaneous coronary intervention
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine
Coronary artery ectasia is a relatively rare entity, especially when it involves the left main coronary artery. Furthermore, it is even more uncommon for such a disease process to involve multiple coronary arteries. Here we describe a case of a 78-year-old female who did not possess any of the common risk factors or vasculitic etiologies associated with coronary artery ectasia, who was found to have multi-vessel ectatic segments, including that of the left main coronary artery. This case illuminates the difficult decision making regarding stenting of the coronary arteries with ectatic segments and the decision to anticoagulate.
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Madkour M, Hu P. Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Ectasia. Cureus. 2021;13(7):e16584. Published 2021 Jul 23. doi:10.7759/cureus.16584