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Associated vascular lesions in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.
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PMID:  11357930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atherosclerotic involvement of extracoronary arteries in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization can cause severe postoperative complications and increase postoperative mortality. Between January and November 1998, routine preoperative echo-Doppler study of carotid vessels, abdominal aorta and iliac-femoral arteries was performed in all patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) at our institution, in order to assess the prevalence and the degree of associated vascular lesions. Correlations between echo-Doppler findings, angiographic patterns of coronary lesions and atherosclerotic risk factors were analyzed in all cases. Among 302 patients undergoing CABG, 186 (61.6%) had carotid disease, with a haemodynamically significant stenosis (>70%) of internal carotid in 31 (10.2%). Twenty-three patients had asymptomatic severe carotid disease. A significant correlation between severity of coronary disease and prevalence of severe carotid disease was found (p = 0.02). An abdominal aortic dilatation (diameter > 25 mm) was found in 20 cases (6.6%), with a diameter >35 mm in 7 patients (2.3%), 6 with triple-vessel coronary disease, and 1 with double-vessel disease. Atherosclerotic lesions of iliac-femoro-popliteal axis were found in 165 (54.6%) patients, with a strong correlation to the severity of coronary disease (p = 0.02); lesions were haemodynamically significant (> 70%) in 48 (15.8%) cases. Symptoms of carotid and peripheral vascular disease are no reliable predictors of perioperative risk in patients undergoing CABG. Non-invasive complete arterial investigation should be routinely performed in these patients, in order to plan the most suitable operative approach and to prevent perioperative vascular complications.
F Cirillo; A Renzulli; G Leonardo; G Romano; M De Feo; A Della Corte; B Crescenzi; M Cotrufo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-18     Completed Date:  2001-09-20     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Second University of Naples, V. Monaldi Hospital, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteries / ultrasonography
Arteriosclerosis / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Disease / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Preoperative Care
Risk Factors

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