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

  • 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


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.