W. Likoff, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Recent advances in technic enable the coronary arterial circulation to be visualized by means of opaque radiographic material quite routinely. A correlation of this type of examination with the clinical patterns of patients known to have advanced atherosclerosis has been carried out in order to clarify its safety, its diagnostic usefulness and whether or not this form of examination can be of assistance in acute and chronic treatment.
The safety of the procedure was indicated by the fact that not a single mortality or serious morbidity occurred in 100 separate procedures.
Coronary arteriography appeared to have diagnostic limitations. In discrete
W. Likoff. Coronary Visualization: Indications and Clinical Correlation.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1036. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1036_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1036.
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