Anomalous coronary arteries: location, degree of atherosclerosis and effect on survival--a report from the Coronary Artery Surgery Study.

@article{Click1989AnomalousCA,
  title={Anomalous coronary arteries: location, degree of atherosclerosis and effect on survival--a report from the Coronary Artery Surgery Study.},
  author={Roger L. Click and David R. Holmes and Ronald E. Vlietstra and Andrzej S. Kosinski and Richard A. Kronmal},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          531-7
        }
}
Limited information is available about clinical presentation, degree of atherosclerosis and effect on overall survival in a large series of patients with coronary artery anomalies. From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Multicenter Coronary Artery Surgery Study (CASS), detailed coding of coronary angiograms was available in 24,959 patients. Of these patients, 73 (0.3%) had major coronary artery anomalies: 70 had one coronary anomaly and 3 had two coronary anomalies. The most common… CONTINUE READING
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