Comparison of Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery with Carotid Endarterectomy and Coronary Bypass Grafting Surgery

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Şahin A., Ovalı C.

World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.10, no.1, pp.11-17, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-17
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Treatment of combined coronary artery surgery (CABG) and severe carotid artery stenosis is still controversial. The decision of surgical priority can change according to the severity of the coronary artery disease or carotid artery disease at staged surgery. The aim of the study is to compare the outcomes of simultaneous surgery (CEA + CABG) and CABG alone at our department. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the CABG and CEA + CABG patients which were performed between 2010 and 2015. If the patients had simultaneous another operation, they were excluded from the study. A total of 294 patients (252 CABG patients and 42 combined surgery patients), were retrospectively examined. Results: Two patients in CABG group and two patients in CABG + CEA group developed stroke. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of early stroke rate (p > 0.05). One patient in CEA + CABG group and three patients in CABG group died. The average carotid clamp time was 19.93 ± 5.06 minutes. Aortic clamp times were 42.89 ± 6.38 minutes in CABG and 42.81 ± 5.70 minutes in CEA + CABG patients. Results of the two groups were similar. Conclusion: Combined CEA and CABG can be performed successfully and safely in patients.