Syed Asadullah Hussaini, Muhammad Zia-ul Hassan, Syed Zahed Rasheed, Dad Mohammad Jan Baloch, Riffat Sultana, Inam Danish, Sharmeen Fatima Hussaini.
Prevalence of carotid artery disease in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery at KIHD.
Pak Heart J Jan ;49(1):20-3.
Objective: To find out the prevalence of CAS in patients undergoing CABG surgery at KIHD. Methodology: This cross sectional study was conducted at the cardiology and cardiac surgery units of Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan from September, 2013 to November, 2014. Consecutive patients undergoing CABG surgery at KIHD were included in the study. Doppler ultrasound study of both carotid arteries was done. Patients with previous CABG surgery, congestive cardiac failure and history of stroke or TIA were excluded. Results: A total of 56 patients were included. Of them 46 were males. The mean age was 56.77+- 8.72 years. Significant CAS was found in 28(50%) patients.Bilateral CAS was found in 18(32.14%) patients. Unilateral CAS was found in5(8.93%) on each side. Conclusion: Significant CAS was found in majority of the patients undergoing CABG at our institution, signifying risk of CVA.
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