Kaan Kırali

Chief of the departmentSakarya UniversityTurkey

Professor Dr. Kaan Kırali completed his training in Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He became a consultant surgeon in 1997, and has published more than 90 international and 160 national articles. He is the pioneer of awake complete CABG with BIMA. He is also one of the pioneers of aortic root surgery. He has developed a new aortotomy incision, which makes aortic valve interventions simpler. He completed a master’s program on preventive medicine in Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Kırali is the Head of the Department of CVS in Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey, and the Chief of the Department of CVS in Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He is also in charge of the heart transplantation mechanical assist device program, and a member of several international societies.

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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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