Left ventricular fistula as a cause of intractable angina pectoris. Successful surgical repair

L. B. Housman, J. Morse, B. Litchford, R. Stein, J. Mazur, Albert Starr

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Two patients had intractable angina pectoris due to left-coronary-artery to left-ventricle fistulas. Surgical repair resulted in complete relief of symptoms. Postoperative cardiac catheterization showed obliteration of the fistulas with preservation of ventricular function. Operative therapy is indicated in this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-374
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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