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PREVALENCE OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, ISCHEMIC STROKE, PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE, AND CAROTID DISEASE IN PATIENTS WITH ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM FREE TO VIEW

Sachin Sule, MD*; Wilbert S. Aronow, MD; Sateesh Babu, MD
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New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


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Chest. 2008;134(4_MeetingAbstracts):p86002. doi:10.1378/chest.134.4_MeetingAbstracts.p86002
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PURPOSE:To investigate the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemic stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and carotid disease in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

METHODS:Ninety-six patients underwent elective surgery during 2006–2007 for an AAA >5.5 cm in diameter. The 96 patients included 77 men and 19 women, mean age 76 years.

RESULTS:Of the 96 patients, 31 (32%) were smokers, 85 (89%) had hypertension, 24 (25%) had diabetes mellitus, and 78 (81%) were on statins for hypercholesterolemia. Of the 96 patients, 71 (74%) had CAD, 17 (18%) had a prior ischemic stroke, 37 (39%) had PAD, and 19 (20%) had carotid disease.

CONCLUSION:Patients with AAA have a high prevalence of coronary risk factors and a high prevalence of coexistent CAD, ischemic stroke, PAD, and carotid disease.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:Patients with AAA need aggressive treatment of modifiable risk factors.

DISCLOSURE:Sachin Sule, No Financial Disclosure Information; No Product/Research Disclosure Information

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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