H. L. Christensen, M.D.; A. Susmano, M.D.; R. C. Carleton, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Coronary arteriography and saphenous-vein-bypass graft are a diagnosic-therapeutic sequence. This report concerns events that punctuate this sequence. Two groups (1970, 1971) of 100 consecutive patients each (153 men, 47 women; age 24 to 70 years; 77% in fifth to sixth decades) were the starting point. Each patient was. evaluated clinically before arteriography: 143 were judged to have angina pectoris, 87 with and 56 without prior myocardial infarction; nine had no angina pectoris after myocardial infarction; 48 were judged to have noncardiac pain. Each had biplane coronary arteriography. One patient died, and four had a myocardial infarction as a result of
Christensen HL, Susmano A, Carleton RC. Patient Flow with Coronary Artery Diagnosis and Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-862_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):862.
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