Selective screening for coronary artery disease in patients undergoing elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Suggs1993SelectiveSF,
  title={Selective screening for coronary artery disease in patients undergoing elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={William D. Suggs and Robert B. Smith and William Weintraub and Thomas F Dodson and Atef A Salam and J C Motta},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={349-55; discussion 355-7}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effectiveness of screening for coronary artery disease before elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) was performed. METHODS Results of a screening algorithm for coronary artery disease in 263 patients admitted to a single hospital for elective repair of AAA between January 1986 and December 1989 were analyzed. Patients with no coronary artery disease indicators proceeded to surgery without further workup… CONTINUE READING

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