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Nonsurgical Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm



Abstract

Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are rare dilations of arterial segments. These aneurysms are mostly caused by atherosclerosis. Due to the rarity of this condition, there are no official guidelines for its management; therefore, management is mainly based on case reports. We present a patient with a giant CAA in the left anterior descending artery who was treated medically. At 12-month follow-up,  he was asymptomatic and had no complications.  



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Case report
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Nonsurgical Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm


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Priscilla Wessly Corresponding Author

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Shahabuddin Soherwardi

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Norman Allen

Cardiovascular Diseases, Providence Hospital


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Nonsurgical Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm


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Nonsurgical Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm

  • Author Information
    Priscilla Wessly Corresponding Author

    Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

    Shahabuddin Soherwardi

    Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

    Norman Allen

    Cardiovascular Diseases, Providence Hospital


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements


    Article Information

    Published: July 16, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1478

    Cite this article as:

    Wessly P, Soherwardi S, Allen N (July 16, 2017) Nonsurgical Management of a Giant Coronary Artery Aneurysm. Cureus 9(7): e1478. doi:10.7759/cureus.1478

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: June 20, 2017
    Peer review began: June 27, 2017
    Peer review concluded: June 28, 2017
    Published: July 16, 2017

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    Wessly et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) are rare dilations of arterial segments. These aneurysms are mostly caused by atherosclerosis. Due to the rarity of this condition, there are no official guidelines for its management; therefore, management is mainly based on case reports. We present a patient with a giant CAA in the left anterior descending artery who was treated medically. At 12-month follow-up,  he was asymptomatic and had no complications.  



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Priscilla Wessly

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

For correspondence:
pwessly7@gmail.com

Shahabuddin Soherwardi

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Norman Allen

Cardiovascular Diseases, Providence Hospital

Priscilla Wessly

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

For correspondence:
pwessly7@gmail.com

Shahabuddin Soherwardi

Department of Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital

Norman Allen

Cardiovascular Diseases, Providence Hospital