Interest of supra-aortic trunks doppler ultrasound in preoperative assessment of a valve replacement
Fennira S1,2*, Kammoun Y2, Sarray H2, Msakni B2 and Kraiem S2
1Department of Cardiology, Medical School of Tunis, El Manar, Tunisia
2Department of Cardiology, Habib Thameur Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
*Corresponding author: Fennira S, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Medical School of Tunis, El Manar, Tunisia, Tel: + 0021698643739; E-mail:
The interest of ultrasound of the supra-aortic trunks (USAT) is proven in the preoperative assessment of coronary bypass grafting (CABG) but remains to be demonstrated for valve replacement (VR).
Materials and methods:
We counted 666 patients who benefited from USAT as part of the preoperative
assessment of a CABG or VR due to rheumatic heart disease from 2010 to 2017.
Results: Cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) were significantly more frequent (p<0.001) in patient undergoing CABG. There was a positive correlation (r=0.145) between coronary status and carotid status.
Valvular disease patients should benefit from USAT based on CVRFs, history of stroke etc.
Coronary disease, Valvular heart disease; Doppler; Carotid stenosis
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