three-vessel disease

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three-vessel disease

Coronary heart disease in which three coronary arteries have significant narrowing/stenosis. Three-vessel diseases are more commonly managed by bypass than by stenting or angioplasty.
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The current guidelines give a class I recommendation to revascularization before noncardiac surgery in patients with left main or triple-vessel disease, as well as two-vessel disease that includes the left anterior descending coronary artery.
A coronary angiogram showed severe worsening triple-vessel disease.
The female patient treated had triple-vessel disease, with the target lesion having previously failed crossing attempts with mechanical wires.
5% of smokers had triple-vessel disease, compared with 21.
Thirteen percent of FREEDOM participants had two-vessel disease, and the rest had triple-vessel disease.
Coronary artery grafting was recommended, given the finding of severe triple-vessel disease.
Of the 780 patients with chronic stable angina randomized to medicine only or CABG, there was a significant decrease in both angina and mortality in a subgroup of 160 patients with ejection fractions below 50%, primarily in patients with triple-vessel disease.
About a quarter of the patients had two-vessel coronary disease; the remainder had triple-vessel disease.
Pfisterer and his associates suggested limiting the use of DES to certain high-risk subgroups, such as elderly patients with triple-vessel disease, or patients with long lesions or lesions in small vessels.
The New York State Registry reported in 2000 that in the prestent era, there was a highly significant survival advantage for coronary bypass at 3 years and a 43% relative survival advantage for triple-vessel disease, including the proximal left anterior descending.
For double- or triple-vessel disease, MR had 90% sensitivity and 67% specificity, while SPECT showed 76% sensitivity and 57% specificity.
Women are less likely than men of the same age to have obstructive CAD (left-main and triple-vessel disease, in particular).