Coronary artery disease in patients undergoing cardiac surgery for non-coronary lesions in a tertiary care centre.

@article{Manjunath2014CoronaryAD,
  title={Coronary artery disease in patients undergoing cardiac surgery for non-coronary lesions in a tertiary care centre.},
  author={Chollenahally Nanjappa Manjunath and Ashish Chandra Agarwal and P S Seetharama Bhat and Khandenahally Shankarappa Ravindranath and Rajiv Ananthakrishna and Rashmi Ravindran and Neena Agarwal},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={52-6}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing surgery for various valvular as well as non-valvular cardiac pathologies. METHODS Patients with various valvular and non-valvular pathologies were selected. All patients with age ≥ 40 years and an indication for open heart surgery underwent pre-operative coronary angiogram and were included in the study. RESULTS The mean age was 51.5 ± 9.02 years. 178 (59.3… CONTINUE READING