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Left main coronary artery disease: assessment, diagnosis, and therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7832109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article reviews and updates the current literature concerning the assessment, diagnosis, and therapy of coronary disease involving the LMCA. Included is recent information regarding the natural history, congenital abnormalities, noninvasive diagnostic studies, and role of coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions in treating disease of the LMCA. At present, it remains that the LMCA is a difficult segment to assess angiographically. The use of noninvasive imaging does not specifically distinguish LMCA from other types of coronary disease. Coronary bypass surgery has a proven benefit in the treatment of disease of the LMCA. Currently, interventional procedures are limited by significant risks, and surgical treatment with coronary bypass surgery remains the therapy of choice.
Authors:
B A Bergelson; C L Tommaso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  129     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-22     Completed Date:  1995-02-22     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  350-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL 60611.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Atherectomy, Coronary
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / diagnosis*,  etiology,  mortality,  pathology,  therapy
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  diagnosis
Humans
Prognosis

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