Volume : VII, Issue : VII, July - 2018

ANGIOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Barani Velan S, Tamilselvan K, Swaminathan N

Abstract :

BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease still remains the leading cause of death in women.The clinical and angiographic profiles of women undergoing CAG must be clearly understood.However there is not much data regarding the  angiographic pattern of CAD in women undergoing  CAG.

AIM:Our aim was to study the angiographic pattern of coronary artery disease in women undergoing  coronary angiogram in our institute.

METHODS:The records of 275 consecutive female patients who underwent CAG in our institute from December 2017 to May 2018 were retrospectively analysed.  The clinical and angiographic data were taken for detailed analysis from CAG reports and discharge summaries. Baseline characteristics of patients  were noted.Angiographic pattern was analysed. All statistical analysis was performed using SPSS17 software. A p–value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.

RESULTS: In our study group, LAD was the most commonly involved vessel, followed by RCA and LCX respectively.26.91% had normal epicardial coronaries. 9.82% had minimal CAD. 28% had SVD;16.36% had DVD; 15.63% had TVD;21.8% had anch vessel disease.In our study, 7.63% had LMD.1.82% had coronary artery anomalies in the form of abnormal origin. In our study, the prevalence of multi vessel disease (DVD and TVD) is 32% among women undergoing CAG.

CONCLUSION:There is a significant increase in the number of women diagnosed to have CAD. Understanding the angiographic pattern of CAD in women will give further insight towards aggressive coronary interventions in women.

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BARANI VELAN S, TAMILSELVAN K, SWAMINATHAN N, ANGIOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN UNDERGOING CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-7 | July-2018


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