The study includes 290 patients (pts) having a significant stenosis of a single coronary vessel: in 205 the affected vessel was left anterior descending (LAD), in 85 circumflex (CF) to right (RC) coronary artery. Comparison of natural history of 127 non operated pts and postoperative history of the survivors out of 163 operated pts revealed that longterm mortality of single vessel disease is not affected by surgery, not even in LAD disease as a whole. Nonetheless selected groups of pts with single, proximal, subocclusive LAD stenosis, without collateral vessels, with associated 50% stenosis of CF or RC seem to have a better prognosis after surgery.
|Title of host publication||Annales de Radiologie Medecine Nucleaire|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging