Acute Coronary Syndromes Among Patients with Prior Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Denada S. Palm, Awa Drame, David J. Moliterno, David Aguilar

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Purpose of Review: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) often occur in individuals with prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Our goal was to describe the prevalence, clinical characteristics, prognosis, and treatment strategies in this group of patients. Recent Findings: Studies demonstrate that both acute and long-term major adverse cardiovascular outcomes are increased in patients with ACS and prior CABG compared to those without CABG. Much of this risk is attributed to the greater comorbid conditions present in patients with prior CABG. Data regarding optimal management of ACS in patients with prior CABG are limited, but most observational studies favor an early invasive approach for treatment. Native vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), if feasible, is generally preferred to bypass graft PCI. Summary: Patients with ACS and prior CABG represent a high-risk group of individuals, and implementing optimal preventive and treatment strategies are critically important to reduce the risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1755-1763
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2022

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  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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