Coronary artery disease risk factors, coronary artery calcification and coronary bypass surgery.
AuthorUlusoy, Fatih Rıfat
Korkmaz, Ali Fuat
Gürler, Mehmet Yavuz
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CitationUlusoy FR, Yolcu M, Ipek E, Korkmaz AF, Gurler MY, Gulbaran M. Coronary Artery Disease Risk Factors, Coronary Artery Calcification and Coronary Bypass Surgery. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015;9(5):OC06-10. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/12081.5989.
Introduction: Atherosclerosis is an intimal disease which affects large and medium size arteries including aorta and carotid, coronary, cerebral and radial arteries. Calcium accumulated in the coronary arterial plaques have substantial contribution to the plaque volume. The aim of our study is to investigate the relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors and coronary arterial calcification, and to delineate the importance of CACS in coronary artery bypass surgery. Materials and Methods: The current study is retrospective and 410 patients admitted to our clinic with atypical chest pain and without known CAD were included. These individuals were evaluated by 16 slice electron beam computed tomography with suspicion of CAD and their calcium scores were calculated. Detailed demographic and medical history were obtained from all of the patients.