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    2005

[Characteristics of patients with coronary ectasias with and without stenotic coronary artery disease].

@article{Grnke2005CharacteristicsOP,
  title={[Characteristics of patients with coronary ectasias with and without stenotic coronary artery disease].},
  author={Sabine Gr{\"o}nke and Frank Diet and Heiko Kilter and Michael B{\"o}hm and Erland Erdmann},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2005},
  volume={130 42},
  pages={
          2375-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The term "coronary ectasia" describes the dilatation of one or more coronary artery segments with the signs of an impaired coronary blood flow. The prevalence, clinical significance and necessity of treatment of such a lesion is unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS Diagnostic coronary angiographies of 7101 patients (2131 women and 4970 men) were retrospectively evaluated for the presence of dilated coronary segments. Prevalence, age- and gender distribution, cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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