Atherosclerosis predominates as the pathologic lesion in coronary artery disease. Less commonly, other nonatherosclerotic etiologic processes involve the coronary arteries, with or without symptoms. This chapter explores the nonatherosclerotic etiologies of coronary artery disease, from spontaneous and device-induced vasospasm to spontaneous coronary artery dissection, vasculitis, embolism, aneurysm, and microcirculatory coronary disease to the impact of chest irradiation, heart valve transplants, congenital conditions, and cocaine use.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coronary Heart Disease|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Print)||1461414741, 9781461414742|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|