SAMUEL ALCOTT THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.; MILTON J. RAISBECK, M.D, F.A.C.P.
Coronary arterial disease is an ever changing process during the development of which the occlusive process is opposed by the formation of collateral anastomoses. When the adjustments within the heart are sufficient to compensate for the disease process, no symptoms occur, but when a discrepancy exists between the myocardial demand and the coronary supply, the resulting myocardial ischemia is responsible for the clinical syndromes of angina pectoris, congestive failure and myocardial infarction. The corollaries may be completely occluded without infarction or myocardial fibrosis if the development of the collateral circulation keeps pace with the occlusive process. This conception relates particularly
THOMPSON SA, RAISBECK MJ. CARDIO-PERICARDIOPEXY; THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CORONARY ARTERIAL DISEASE BY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ADHESIVE PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:495–520. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-3-495
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(3):495-520.
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