Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2012 , Vol 21 , Issue 1
Koroner Bypass Cerrahisinde Girişim Yapılmamış Asemptomatik Karotis Hastalığının Orta Dönem Takip Sonuçları
M. Onur HANEDAN, Ertekin Utku ÜNAL, Garip ALTINTAŞ, Anıl ÖZEN, Aytaç ÇALIŞKAN, Adem İlkay DİKEN, Soner YAVAŞ, Zafer İŞCAN
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara Objective: Stroke is one of the major complications that may occur following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and cause significant increase in morbidity and mortality. There is still a controversy about whether isolated asymptomatic carotid artery disease requires an intervention and about timing of that intervention. Material and Methods: Nine patients (asypmtoma- tic for carotid artery disease), diagnosed of carotid artery disease during routine check-up prior to CABG surgery between 2007-2011 at our hospital were prospectively followed up. Results: During the mean follow-up period which was 21,75±9,76 months (12-42 months), there was no progression of the lesions. Discussion: There is still a contraversy for the patients diagnosed of coronary artery disease requiring surgery with asypmtomatic carotid artery disease about how the exact surgical approach is going to be. Conclusion: Intervention of patients requiring surgery for coronary artery diesase with asypmtomatic carotid artery stenosis can be postponed for later on minimizing the risk factors. Keywords : Carotid endarterectomy, coronary artery bypass
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