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Caspian J Intern Med 2021, 12(1): 84-90 Back to browse issues page
A retrospective cohort of coronary artery disease development after at least two angiograms in patients with normal coronary angiograms or mild coronary artery disease
Hassan Aghajani , Reza Moradi , Saeed Alizadeh , Bahareh Salekani , Behzad Garousi , Zahrasadat Rezaei , Hamidreza Soleimani
Department of Cardiology, Tehran Heart Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , aghajanih@tums.ac.ir
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Background: Coronary Artery Disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. CAD usually progresses slowly during time and patients with normal or near-normal coronary arteries are also at risk of developing CAD. It is now believed that even mild atherosclerosis can increase the rate of CAD.
Methods: This is a retrospective, descriptive and analytic study. We selected patients who had undergone at least two diagnostic coronary angiographies at Tehran Heart Center and had normal coronary structure or mild CAD in initial angiography. The data was obtained from the Tehran Heart Center Angiography Databank. Predicting factors in the development of CAD were determined.
Results: Data on 556 patients were reviewed. The median interval between the initial and final coronary catheterization was 37.6 months. On the final evaluation, 216 patients (38.8%) found to have developed some degrees of coronary artery disease. Based on the multivariate analysis, age, hematocrit, cigarette smoking, hypertension, and initial presentation with stable and unstable angina were found to be independent predictors of progression to CAD in patients.
Conclusion: In the end, 40% of patients who had normal coronary arteries or minimal CAD in the initial angiography report, developed some degrees of CAD and some clinical indices can predict the risk of CAD.
Keywords: Coronary Artery Disease, Angiography, Disease progression Predictors, Normal Coronary Arteries
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Cardiology
Received: 2019/11/25 | Accepted: 2020/05/26 | Published: 2021/01/21
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Aghajani H, Moradi R, Alizadeh S, Salekani B, Garousi B, Rezaei Z et al . A retrospective cohort of coronary artery disease development after at least two angiograms in patients with normal coronary angiograms or mild coronary artery disease. Caspian J Intern Med. 2021; 12 (1) :84-90
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