Management of coexisting coronary artery and asymptomatic carotid artery disease: report of a series of patients treated with coronary bypass alone.

@article{Safa1999ManagementOC,
  title={Management of coexisting coronary artery and asymptomatic carotid artery disease: report of a series of patients treated with coronary bypass alone.},
  author={Toufic K Safa and Steven G. Friedman and Manish Mehta and Ohmid Rahmani and Larry A Scher and Gustave Pogo and Margaret O. Hall},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={249-52}
}
BACKGROUND A retrospective chart review of 94 patients with asymptomatic high-grade carotid stenosis undergoing coronary bypass (and valve replacement in some cases) was performed to determine whether significant carotid lesions can be safely ignored in patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures. These operations were performed during a 2-year period. PATIENTS AND METHODS There were 55 men and 39 women, with an age range of 37-89 years. Seventy-one patients had unilateral high-grade… CONTINUE READING
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