What is the definition of Coronary Artery Aneurysm?

Coronary artery aneurysm (ballooning of arterial wall; CAA) is a rare condition. The function of the coronary arteries is to provide oxygen to the heart muscle. Coronary artery aneurysm most often occurs in adults with atherosclerosis (hardened, fatty build-up on artery walls) and children with Kawasaki disease (inflammation of arteries).

What are the symptoms for Coronary Artery Aneurysm?

Symptoms of coronary artery aneurysm may include episodes of chest pain (stable angina) upon exertion, low blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attack, blood clots, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death.

What are the current treatments for Coronary Artery Aneurysm?

Treatment for coronary artery aneurysm may include medications, such as anticoagulants (aspirin, warfarin, intravenous eptifibatide, or heparin), antiplatelets (clopidogrel, prasugrel, or ticagrelor), and losartan, percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation or coil embolization, or surgery.