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Total occlusion of left main coronary artery in Orientals: profile of 4 cases.
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PMID:  8285368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report 4 Oriental cases of total occlusion of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) with differing presentations. The first patient had a twelve-year history of stable angina pectoris. The second patient had angina for a year, which became unstable two months prior to diagnosis. The third patient had myocardial infarction seven years ago and presented with a one-month history of rest angina. The fourth patient had stable effort angina for six years but presented with accelerated angina three months prior to diagnosis. The incidence of total occlusion of the LMCA is rare and survival depends on the existence of collateral circulation. In LMCA disease, there is usually disease in other parts of the coronary arterial tree, and hence, the need for urgent coronary bypass surgery.
C S Soo; L H Ling; J K Yeoh; M Choo; P Kannan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-14     Completed Date:  1994-02-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  929-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications,  ethnology*
Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / complications,  ethnology*
Middle Aged

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