Isolated Coronary Ectasia is Associated with Impairment of Left Ventricular Myocardial Performance and Aortic Elastic Properties
|Khaled Sayed Mahmoud*|
|Cardiology Department, El Minia University Hospital, Egypt|
|*Corresponding Author :||Khaled Sayed Mahmoud
El Minia University Hospital, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received date: February 09, 2016; Accepted date: March 17, 2016; Published date: March 27, 2016|
|Citation: Mahmoud KS (2016) Isolated Coronary Ectasia is Associated with Impairment of Left Ventricular Myocardial Performance and Aortic Elastic Properties. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 7:429. doi:10.4172/2155-9880.1000429|
|Copyright: © 2016. Mahmoud KS. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Aim: To investigate ventricular functions and tissue Doppler echocardiography-derived myocardial performance index and the elastic characteristics of the aorta in patients with coronary artery ectasia.
Material and methods: 42 patients with coronary artery ectasia ; mean age 56.9 ± 9.1 years and 26 subjects with angiographically normal coronaries; mean age 54.1 ± 6.9 years, were included in the study. All the subjects underwent echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging to determine left ventricular diastolic functions, myocardial performance index, and elastic characteristics of the aorta
Results: The LV diastolic functions and myocardial permanence were impaired in the ectasia group as compared with patients with normal coronary arteries. The values obtained for aortic elasticity, as aortic strain, β index and aortic distensibility were lower in the ectasia group when compared with the values of the normal group
Conclusion: Left ventricular myocardial performance index, and elasticity of the aorta were deteriorated in patients with isolated coronary ectasia.