Prevalence and severity of asymptomatic coronary and carotid artery disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm

Fabio Marsico, Giuseppe Giugliano, Donatella Ruggiero, Antonio Parente, Stefania Paolillo, Luca Del Guercio, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco, Pasquale Perrone Filardi

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Abstract

We evaluated the prevalence and severity of occult coronary artery disease (CAD) and cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We studied 100 consecutive patients with no history of CAD, normal electrocardiogram, normal systolic function, and no angina or dyspnea. All patients underwent carotid Doppler study and invasive coronary angiography. Significant CAD was observed in 61% of patients. In all, 51% of patients with significant CAD showed either left main (n = 7), 3-vessel (n = 17), or proximal left anterior descending (n = 7) CAD, corresponding to 31% of the total cohort. Cerebrovascular disease was detected in 53% of patients, and in 38% of them was significant (peak systolic flow velocity ≥125

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)360-364
Number of pages5
JournalAngiology
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2015

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Keywords

  • abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • cerebrovascular disease
  • coronary artery disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Marsico, F., Giugliano, G., Ruggiero, D., Parente, A., Paolillo, S., Guercio, L. D., Esposito, G., Trimarco, B., & Filardi, P. P. (2015). Prevalence and severity of asymptomatic coronary and carotid artery disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Angiology, 66(4), 360-364. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003319714540319