Learn About Coronary Artery Aneurysm

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).
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What are the symptoms of 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.
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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.
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What are the latest Coronary Artery Aneurysm Clinical Trials?
Inflammation and Clotting Abnormalities in Aneurysmal Coronary Artery Disease

Summary: The main objective of the CARE-ANEURYSM project is to evaluate inflammation and clotting abnormalities in patients with aneurysmal coronary artery disease in relation to patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm or coronary artery disease (acting as controls).

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A Study to EXhibit Percutaneous Coronary Artery Dilatation With Non-Slip Element Balloon (EXPANSE-PTCA)

Summary: The objective of this study is to evaluate safety and effectiveness of the Lacrosse NSE ALPHA coronary dilatation catheter during PCI in subjects with stenotic coronary arteries.

What are the Latest Advances for Coronary Artery Aneurysm?
Cyclosporine for the treatment of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children with coronary artery aneurysms.
Cardiac Evaluation in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated With COVID-19.
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Pediatric expert consensus on the application of glucocorticoids in Kawasaki disease.