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Effect of Therapy on Survival in Angina Pectoris.

Ezra A. Amsterdam, M.D.; Steven Wolfson, M.D.; and Richard Gorlin, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1151. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1151_1
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The prognosis of patients treated with either propranolol, internal mammary artery implantation (IMI), or conventional therapy for angina pectoris was compared. Forty-three patients were treated with propanolol and 49 with IMI. Forty-six received only standard medical therapy and served as a control group. All subjects had coronary artery disease documented by coronary arteriography. The average duration of observation for the entire series was 18 months. No significant differences between the two treated and the control groups were noted with respect to the following factors: age, sex, duration of coronary artery disease, presence of previous myocardial infarct, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, increased


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