ISBN: 9535122061

Coronary Artery Disease: Assessment, Surgery, Prevention

Kaan Kirali

This volume is dedicated to coronary artery atherosclerosis – 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.
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.