Aparici M, Fernández CA, Barba J, Alegría E. Análisis comparativo de pacientes con lesiones estenóticas y ectásicas coronarias. Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1990 Jan-Mar;34(1):11-6.
A total number of 177 patients with coronary lesions were studied. Sixty nine of them presented either a combination of stenotic and ectatic lesions (n = 18) or isolated ectatic lesions (n = 51) and 108 presented only stenotic lesions. Analyzing several clinical and epidemiological parameters we observed a significant difference with respect to the higher prevalence of hypertension among the group affected by ectatic lesions. We verified as well a higher prevalence of myocardial infarction in the group of ectasia associated to the stenotic lesions. Finally, a higher global mortality was observed in the group of ectasia associated to stenotic lesions after medical or surgical treatment.