ANGIOLOGY, cilt.61, ss.574-579, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Data related to the incidence and clinical outcome of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients with preexisting coronary artery ectasia (CAE) are limited. We assessed whether infarct-related artery ectasia (EIRA) indicates an untoward clinical outcome in patients with AMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Consecutive patients (n = 643) who presented with AMI and were treated with pPCI were analyzed retrospectively; 3 I patients (4.8%) had EIRA. Patients who had EIRA were significantly younger and had higher incidence of hypertension, previous stroke, smoking, inferior wall AMI, and Killip score >1. Infarct-related artery ectasia was more frequent in the right coronary artery (RCA). Impaired epicardial arterial flow, thrombus burden score of infarct-related artery (IRA), impaired Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Myocardial Perfusion Grade, and distal embolization were significantly higher whereas ST-segment resolution and collateral vascular development were significantly lower in patients with EIRA. Infarct-related artery ectasia was an independent predictor of adverse outcome (odds ratio: 0.197; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.062-0.633; P = .006).