the Long-Term Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Pre-Existing Coronary Artery EctasiaA Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of

Author(s): Jaydeep Bhalal

Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) refers to the dilation or aneurysmal formation of coronary arteries. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurring in the presence of CAE poses unique challenges in terms of diagnosis, management, and long-term outcomes. This systematic review and meta-analysis aim to assess the long-term outcomes of patients with CAE who experience an AMI.This systematic review and meta-analysis provide insights into the long-term outcomes of acute MI in patients with pre-existing CAE. The results indicate that patients with CAE have an increased risk of recurrent MI, all-cause mortality, and MACE compared to those without CAE. These findings underscore the importance of close monitoring, appropriate risk stratification, and tailored management strategies for this high-risk population. Further research is warranted to explore the underlying mechanisms and develop targeted interventions to improve the prognosis of patients with CAE and acute MI.