Waleed I Ibraheem
Faculty of Medicine,
Ain Shams University, Cairo
Effects of Previous Percutaneous Coronary Artery Interventions (PCI) on Myocardial Functions Post Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Should Previous PCI be Included in the Euroscore?
Author(s): Waleed I Ibraheem, Mohamed E Elsaid and Osama A AbbasWaleed I Ibraheem, Mohamed E Elsaid and Osama A Abbas
Background: Previous reports indicated that patients who underwent CABG operation after previous stenting had a higher incidence of early death and major adverse cardiac events.Aim of the work: In our study, we tried to evaluate the effects of previous PCI on the myocardial function as estimated by echocardiography. As improvements in myocardial functions are a necessary argument for undergoing revascularization, it is critical to conclude preoperatively all the risk factors that might hinder this improvement. By doing such evaluation, we tried to conclude if it is necessary to include previous coronary artery stenting as a part of the EUROSCORE for risk evaluation before coronary artery bypass surgery if it really had a negative impact on postoperative myocardial function following CABG revascularization surgery.Patients and metho.. Read More»