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Coronary Artery Disease

Assessment, Surgery, Prevention

Coronary artery atherosclerosis is the most common cardiac pathology, which is the primary cause of cardiac mortality. Coronary artery stenosis usually involves the proximal portion of the larger epicardial coronary arteries, but diffuse coronary artery disease is also not rare. Most of the patients with/without several comorbidities have asymptomatic atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary territory, and hence early assessment of coronary artery pathology is of utmost importance. Since early surgical intervention is superior to percutaneous interventions, coronary artery bypass grafting is the first choice for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Coronary revascularization can be performed with different approaches according to the patients risk factors. Preventive treatment of coronary artery disease should be the basic strategy for a healthy system.

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Coronary Artery DiseaseAssessment, Surgery, PreventionEdited by Kaan Kırali

Published: November 18th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59455

ISBN: 978-953-51-2206-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7264-2

Copyright year: 2015

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18179 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Regadenoson — Overview of Applications in Cardiology

By Gurunanthan Palani, Rebecca Baumann and Karthik Ananthasubramaniam


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2. Noninvasive Imaging for the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease

By Punitha Arasaratnam and Terrence D. Ruddy


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3. Non-Invasive Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease — The Expanding Role of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography in the Management of Low- to Intermediate-Risk Patients and Dealing with Intermediate Stenosis

By Michael Campbell, Stephen Lyen, Jonathan Rodrigues, Mark Hamilton and Nathan Manghat


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4. Optical Coherence Tomography for the Assessment of Coronary Plaque Vulnerability

By Takao Hasegawa and Kenei Shimada


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5. Coronary CT Angiography and the Napkin-ring Sign Indicates High-Risk Atherosclerotic Lesions

By Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Carmen Cionca and Silvia Lupu


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6. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

By Kaan Kırali and Hakan Saçlı


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7. Surgical Treatment in Diffuse Coronary Artery Disease

By Kaan Kırali and Yücel Özen


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8. Role and Rationale for Hybrid Coronary Artery Revascularization

By Kendal M. Endicott and Gregory D. Trachiotis


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9. Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction

By Serena Mariani, Francesco Formica and Giovanni Paolini


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10. Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease – Pathophysiologic Insights and Therapeutic Implications

By David Fridman, Amgad N. Makaryus, John N. Makaryus, Amit Bhanvadia, Erion Qaja, Alina Masters and Samy I. McFarlane


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11. Obesity and Heart Diseases, a Worsened Epidemic in Recent Decades

By Jian-Lin Wu and Chi-Wen Juan


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12. Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease through Diet

By Oguzhan Yildiz, Melik Seyrek and Kemal Gokhan Ulusoy


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