Coronary risk factors in patients with coronary artery ectasia : A case-control study from Iran

Ramezani, J. and Moghiman, T. and Azad, F. J. and Ghasemi, G. and Ahmadi, M. and Shabestari, M. M. (2016) Coronary risk factors in patients with coronary artery ectasia : A case-control study from Iran. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 13 (1). pp. 401-406.

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Coronary artery ectasia is a rare finding in angiography. We investigated the prevalence of coronary artery ectasia and assessed cardiovascular risk factors as probable influencing factors in this disease in our region. This study was conducted from October 2007 to March 2010 on 2500 patients visiting Imam Reza and Qaem and Razavi hospitals, Mashhad, Iran who had chest pain and were selected for angiographic studies. The study was based on reviewing angiographic films besides filling in questionnaires. 103 coronary artery ectasia cases showing 4 prevalence for this kind of coronary involvement were selected as the study group and compared with 62 patients with atherosclerosis and no ectasia as the control group. Mean age of the study and control group was 57.6 and 54.1yrs, respectively indicating a statistically significant difference (p=0.032). The study and control groups showed no significant difference based on sex, smoking history and mean Body Mass Index (BMI). However, a BMI above 25 had a significantly higher prevalence in the study group (p=0.036). Mean hs-CRP and homocystein levels were 3.4 and 11.8 in the study group and 2.3 and 8.3 in the control group, respectively, both revealing a significant difference (p=0.002, p<0.001). Hyperlipidemia in ectasia patients in comparison to controls was significantly more prevalent (p=0.001). The prevalence of coronary artery ectasia was 4 and cardiovascular risk factors in ectasia cases included: hyperlipidemia, high hs-CRP, and homocystein.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Azad, F.J.; Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Angiography Coronary artery disease Ectasia Risk factors C reactive protein homocysteine adult amino acid blood level Article atherosclerosis body mass case control study controlled study coronary angiography coronary artery ectasia coronary risk female human hyperlipidemia Iran major clinical study male prevalence protein blood level thorax pain
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 11:08
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 11:08

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