ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
The Novel CHA2DS2-VASC-FSH Score is Predictive of Severe Coronary Artery Disease on Coronary Angiography in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Unstable Symptoms
1 Department of Cardiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Cardiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
3 Department of Cardiology, Başkent University School of Medicine, Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2019; 51: 165-171
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2019.18342
Key Words: Atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, CHA2DS2VASC-FSH score
Abstract

 

Objective: AF may create confusion about the presence of severe or unstable coronary artery disease in cases with unstable symptoms. Novel scores and markers are needed to determine severe coronary artery disease in such patients. We aimed to test the newly developed CHA2DS2-VASc-FSH score, developed by adding family history for coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and smoking to the original CHA2DS2-VASc score, in the prediction of severe CAD in patients with AF and unstable symptoms.

 

Materials and Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 72 patients presenting to Başkent Universtiy School of Medicine Hospital between April 2011 and January 2016. The CHA2DS2VASc-FSH score was assessed for the prediction of severe CAD.

 

Results: Seventy-two patients aged 65.7±11.2 years were enrolled. Thirty-five (48.6%) patients had severe CAD and 11 (15.3%) had unstable CAD. patients with severe coronary artery disease had a significantly greater CHA2DS2VASC-FSH score (5 (1-8) vs 3(0-7); p<0.05). The CHA2DS2VASC-FSH score independently predicted severe CAD, with a CHA2DS2VASc-FSH score of 3 or greater having a sensitivity of 77.1% and a specificity of 56.8% for severe CAD.

 

Conclusion: Among patients with AF and unstable symptoms, the CHA2DS2VASc-FSH score independently predicts severe CAD.

 

Cite this article as: Ciftci O, Yilmaz KC, Karacaglar E, Yilmaz M, Ozin B, Muderrisoglu IH. The Novel CHA2DS2-VASC-FSH Score is Predictive of Severe Coronary Artery Disease on Coronary Angiography in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Unstable Symptoms. Eurasian J Med 2019; 51(2): 164-70.

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