Coronary artery disease in blacks of lower socioeconomic status: angiographic findings from the Cook County Hospital Heart Disease Registry.

@article{Simmons1988CoronaryAD,
  title={Coronary artery disease in blacks of lower socioeconomic status: angiographic findings from the Cook County Hospital Heart Disease Registry.},
  author={B E Simmons and A Casta{\~n}er and Alfonso Campo and Jack Ferlinz and Materoa Mar and Richard S. Cooper},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={116 1 Pt 1},
  pages={90-7}
}
During a 4-year period, 1,022 blacks underwent angiography at our institution for the presumptive diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Among the 454 men, at least one coronary stenosis was demonstrated in 288 cases (63%), while significant narrowing was found in 242 of 568 women (43%). Despite the frequent finding of normal coronary arteries, those patients with significant CAD had severe disease. Thus among men with CAD, left main stenosis was present in 7% and three-vessel narrowing… CONTINUE READING