Barry S. Neidorf, M.D.; Hratch Kasparian, M.D.; Leslie Wiener, M.D., F.A.C.P.; James J. Rafter, M.D.; Albert N. Brest, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Assessment of patients by selective coronary arteriography and left cineventriculography has become increasingly relevant with the development of promising techniques in coronary bypass surgery. As an indicator of feasibility for such surgery, 100 consecutive patients with symptomatic coronary heart disease and at least one major coronary artery obstructed by a minimum of 75% were reviewed. The angiocardiographic data were classified according to which of the following criteria each case satisfied:  well-visualized distal portion of the obstructed vessel(s) without sigvisualized nificant distal lesions greater than 50% ("good run-off"); and  absence of left ventricular akinesis or dyskinesis as judged by
Neidorf BS, Kasparian H, Wiener L, Rafter JJ, Brest AN. Angiographic Assessment for Coronary Bypass Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:867. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-867_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):867.
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