Angiographic findings and surgical treatments of coronary artery involvement in Takayasu arteritis.

@article{Endo2003AngiographicFA,
  title={Angiographic findings and surgical treatments of coronary artery involvement in Takayasu arteritis.},
  author={Masahiro Endo and Yasuko Tomizawa and Hiroshi Nishida and S. Aomi and Makoto Nakazawa and Yukio Tsurumi and Masatoshi Kawana and Hiroshi Kasanuki},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={125 3},
  pages={
          570-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Takayasu arteritis is associated with a low incidence of coronary artery involvement, such as stenosis, obstruction, aneurysm, and coronary steal syndrome, but coronary ischemia can be fatal. METHODS Between 1972 and April 2001, 81 of 130 patients given a diagnosis of Takayasu arteritis underwent selective coronary angiography, and among them, 31 patients (4 male and 27 female patients; mean age, 41.1 +/- 13.2 years) had abnormal coronary angiographic findings and were recruited… CONTINUE READING
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