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



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2013 , Vol 22 , Issue 2
ShouldWe Screen Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Patients for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
M. Onur HANEDAN1, Ufuk TÜRKMEN1, Tezcan BOZKURT1, Kevser TURAL1, Sertan ÖZYALÇIN1, Burak ERDOLU1, A. Tulga ULUS1
1Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-34735 Objective: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is associated with 95% mortality rate. It is possible to decrease this rate by screening this disease. In this study, our aim is to evaluate effectiveness of screening AAA in atherosclerotic patients who were hospitalized for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Material and Methods: Fifty male patients older than 60 years of age and who were planned to have CABG or were admitted for routine follow up after CABG were included in the study between January 2010 and January 2011. Results: The mean age was 68.2±5.7 (60- 86) years. Four patients (8%) had increased diameters, 2 (4%) had aneurysms and 2 (4%) had dilatation. The patients with increased abdominal aortic diameter were older than 65 years of age and had hypertension. The aortic pathology was below the renal arteries in those patients. Conclusion: According to the results of first 50 patients of this ongoing study; screening for AAA is feasible in patients who undergo CABG, especially in men older than 65 years of age. High mortality rates of rupture AA- A can indicate absence of screening programs. Our study reports early results for these patients. Keywords : Abdominal aortic aneurysm; coronary artery bypass grafting; elderly
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