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Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in Saphenous Vein Graft Disease.
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PMID:  22926040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is related to morbidity and mortality in a wide spectrum of conditions, including atherosclerotic processes. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the significance of RDW in saphenous vein graft disease (SVGD), in which atherosclerosis plays an important pathophysiological role. METHODS: In all, 90 patients were enrolled in the study, 58 with patent SVGs and 32 with SVGD. Stable angina and/or positive stress tests were indications for coronary angiography. RDW and other laboratory parameters were measured before coronary angiography. RESULTS: Baseline characteristics of the patient groups were similar. Although triglyceride levels of the SVGD group were higher than those of the patent SVG group, the difference did not reach statistical significance (188.9 ± 99.8 mg/dL vs 151.0 ± 75.5 mg/dL, respectively; P = 0.068). Mean time interval after bypass surgery was longer in the SVGD group compared with the patent SVG group (7.8 ± 4.5 years vs 5.6 ± 3.1 years, respectively; P = 0.008). The RDW values of patients with SVGD were higher than those of patients in the patent SVG group. In logistic regression analysis, RDW and time since bypass graft were retained as independent predictors for SVGD. CONCLUSION: In the present study, we showed for the first time that RDW, which is a simple and inexpensively measured parameter used routinely in daily clinical practice, can be used as a predictor of SVGD, together with time since bypass surgery.
Ahmet Akyel; Ibrahim Etem Celik; Fatih Oksüz; Serkan Cay; Muhammed Karadeniz; Alparslan Kurtul; Adil Hakan Ocek; Sani Namık Murat
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-24
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Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Etlik Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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