Frequency of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Dupont2010FrequencyOA,
  title={Frequency of abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Annabelle Dupont and Ahmed Elkalioubie and Françis Juthier and Madjid Tagzirt and Andr{\'e} Vincentelli and Thierry le Tourneau and St{\'e}phan Haulon and Ghislaine Deklunder and Joke Breyne and Sophie Susen and Sylvestre Mar{\'e}chaux and Florence Pinet and Brigitte Jude},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 11},
  pages={1545-8}
}
The aims of this study were to clarify the prevalence and the risk factors for unsuspected abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting for severe coronary artery disease and to identify the most at risk patients for AAA. Among 217 patients (189 men, mean age 64 +/- 11 years), asymptomatic AAAs, as prospectively identified by echocardiography, were found in 15 patients (6.9%). All patients with AAAs were men and smokers or past smokers. Factors… CONTINUE READING

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