Coronary artery ectasia associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Arch Intern Med. 1989 Oct;149(10):2357-9.


Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu disease) is characterized by a variety of cutaneous, mucosal, and visceral vascular anomalies. A patient with classic hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia was shown to have three-vessel coronary artery ectasia without evident atherosclerosis, and association not previously demonstrated. The possibility that coronary artery ectasia may be a manifestation of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Disease / complications*
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications*