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October 1989

Coronary Artery Ectasia Associated With Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Cardiology (Dr Kurnik) and Dermatology (Dr Heymann), Department of Medicine, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden.

Arch Intern Med. 1989;149(10):2357-2359. doi:10.1001/archinte.1989.00390100151031

• 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, an association not previously demonstrated. The possibility that coronary artery ectasia may be a manifestation of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is discussed.

(Arch Intern Med. 1989;149:2357-2359)

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