Coronary arterial anatomy in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction without chest pain or previous myocardial infarction

William R. Pitts, Richard A. Lange, L. David Hillis, Joaquin E. Cigarroa

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    Our data demonstrate clearly that patients with LV systolic dysfunction without chest pain or previous MI are unlikely to have 3-vessel CAD and very unlikely to have coronary anatomy suitable for bypass grafting. Of our 108 subjects, only 3 (3%) had 3-vessel CAD thought to be suitable for surgical revascularization.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1530-1531
    Number of pages2
    JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - Dec 15 1998


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    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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