Risk Factors for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Chinese Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Interventions

Abstract: Current guidelines established in the USA and Europe for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) suggest that patients ≥65 and ≥70 years of age, or with certain atherosclerotic-risk factors, should be screened preoperatively for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (CAS) to assess their risk of perioperative stoke. We sought factors that should be taken into consideration when treating Chinese CABG patients using CABG guidelines based on an analysis of CAS in a large cohort of Chinese CABG patients. We analyzed data for 1558 Chinese CABG patients who were screened preoperatively for CAS using duplex ultrasonography at a single institution. We defined significant and severe CAS as ≥50% and ≥70% stenosis, respectively, in one or more common or internal carotid arteries. We investigated the prevalence of CAS, the incidence of perioperative stroke, and the risk factors for CAS in the CABG cohort. The prevalence of CAS in the CABG cohort was 21.2%. Multivariate stepwise logistic regression analysis showed that an age ≥50 years and a history of smoking (odds ratios = 8.36 and 1.83, respectively) were independent risk factors for CAS (P 
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

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ConclusionsPatients with CMS were more likely to present with increased comorbidities. Patients with CMS undergoing CABG were at risk for worse short ‐term secondary postoperative outcomes and reduced long‐term survival. The data supports the need for further investigation for risk reduction surrounding operative revascularization.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We examined the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to evaluate the association of combined carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with postoperative outcomes.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAimTo evaluate the impact of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) on 3 ‐year outcomes in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the EXCEL trial.Methods and resultsThe EXCEL trial randomized patients with LMCAD to PCI with everolimus ‐eluting stents (n = 948) or CABG (n = 957). Among 1804 patients with known baseline LVEF, 74 (4.1%) had LVEF
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsPostoperative complications are associated with an increased risk of both early and late mortality and all-cause rehospitalization, particularly during the “value” window within 90 days of CABG. These findings underscore the need to develop avoidance strategies as well as cost-adjustment methods for each of these complications.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients with POAF after CABG had three times the incidence of long-term AF compared with both non-POAF patients and matched controls. POAF was associated with long-term ischemic stroke, heart failure, and corresponding mortality even after adjustment for AF during follow-up. The increased overall mortality was partly explained by morbidities associated with POAF.Graphic abstract
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review the clinical evidence on the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) revascularization options in left main (LM) disease in comparison with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Coronary artery disease (CAD) involving the LM is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Though CABG remains the gold standard for complex CAD involving the LM artery, recent trials have shown a trend towards non-inferiority of the LM PCI when compared with CABG in certain subset of patients.Recent FindingsTwo recent major randomized trials compared the outcomes of PCI versus CABG in the LM and multi...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionPotent oral P2Y12 inhibitors, especially ticagrelor, decrease the risk of ischemic events in MMACS patients as compared with clopidogrel, without significantly increasing major bleeding.
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion Among diabetic patients with MVD, the long-term outcomes of PCI versus CABG differed according to clinical presentation. CABG may be more beneficial for NSTE-ACS patients with MVD in reducing MACCE and MI, whereas PCI was as effective as CABG for SCAD patients with MVD. Therefore, clinical presentation must be considered when choosing revascularization strategies in these patients.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: CAD in Diabetics Source Type: research
ConclusionsMIM CABG allows complete surgical revascularization with excellent clinical outcomes and promising angiographic graft patency rates.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In patients with ULMCA disease, PCI was comparable with CABG for long-term MACCE and death rates. The TVR rate was higher in the PCI group. PMID: 31941834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
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