Prevalence of coronary artery disease before valvular surgery in patients with rheumatic valvular disease


ATALAR E. , YORGUN H. , CANPOLAT U. , Sunman H., KEPEZ A., Kocabas U., ...More

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.23, no.8, pp.533-537, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mca.0b013e32835aab26
  • Title of Journal : CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.533-537
  • Keywords: angiography, coronary artery disease, rheumatic valvular disease, HEART-DISEASE, ALL-CAUSE, ANGINA, MORTALITY

Abstract

Background Although many patients with valvular heart disease have concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD), there are limited data on the association between rheumatic valvular disease (RVD) and CAD. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of CAD in a group of patients with RVD and undergoing coronary angiography before valvular surgery.