Risk factors and outcomes in patients with coronary artery aneurysms

Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jun 15;93(12):1549-51. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.03.011.


Previous small series have provided conflicting data on the association between coronary artery aneurysms and traditional cardiac risk factors, as well as limited information on patient outcomes. This investigation sought to determine whether the presence of coronary artery aneurysms has an adverse affect on patient outcomes. The results show that coronary aneurysms were an independent predictor of mortality, and overall 5-year survival in patients with aneurysms was only 71%. We believe that clinicians should aggressively monitor and modify coronary risk factors in patients with coronary aneurysms.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Coronary Aneurysm / complications
  • Coronary Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Aneurysm / mortality*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease / complications
  • Databases as Topic
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Female
  • Georgia
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Rate