MERCÈ PONS, M.D.; JESÚS MONTOLIU, M.D.; ANGEL CASTAÑER, M.D.; JOSÉ LÓPEZ-PEDRET, M.D.; LUIS REVERT, M.D.
PONS M, MONTOLIU J, CASTAÑER A, LÓPEZ-PEDRET J, REVERT L. Angina Pectoris with Normal Coronary Arteries in Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:640. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-640_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):640.
To the editor: In the April issue, Dr. Francis and coworkers presented their results of coronary artery bypass surgery in dialysis patients and reviewed previous literature on that subject (1). All of these patients, when studied by coronary angiogram, have had obstructive lesions of the coronary arteries. Little attention has been directed towards the possibility that dialysis patients might have angina pectoris or myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries, as has been well recognized in other population groups (2). In that respect, we have recently seen a 36-year-old woman with terminal renal failure due to proliferative glomerulonephritis and malignant hypertension
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