Isolated disease of left anterior descending coronary artery. Angiocardiographic and clinical study of 218 patients.

@article{Brooks1982IsolatedDO,
  title={Isolated disease of left anterior descending coronary artery. Angiocardiographic and clinical study of 218 patients.},
  author={Nicholas Brooks and M J Cattell and Kevin Jennings and Raphael Balcon and Michael Honey and Clive Layton},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={71-7}
}
The angiocardiographic and clinical findings in 218 patients with significant obstruction confined to the left anterior descending coronary artery were reviewed to study the influence of the site of obstruction and of the collateral circulation on clinical presentation and prognosis. One hundred and fifty-six patients had been managed medically, 51 had had aortocoronary bypass operations, and 11 had had left ventricular aneurysms excised. The artery was divided into three segments: left… CONTINUE READING

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One hundred and fifty - six patients had been managed medically , 51 had had aortocoronary bypass operations , and 11 had had left ventricular aneurysms excised .
One hundred and fifty - six patients had been managed medically , 51 had had aortocoronary bypass operations , and 11 had had left ventricular aneurysms excised .
Left ventricular function was poor at the time of angiography in 11 of 12 of those who subsequently died ; it is therefore unlikely that the prognosis of patients with isolated left anterior descending obstruction could be improved by expanding the indication for aortocoronary bypass from that of severe angina .
Left ventricular function was poor at the time of angiography in 11 of 12 of those who subsequently died ; it is therefore unlikely that the prognosis of patients with isolated left anterior descending obstruction could be improved by expanding the indication for aortocoronary bypass from that of severe angina .
The artery was divided into three segments : left anterior descending 1 ( LAD1 ) from its origin to the first septal branch , left anterior descending 2 ( LAD2 ) from the first septal to the first diagonal branch , and left anterior descending 3 ( LAD3 ) the remaining distal vessel .
The artery was divided into three segments : left anterior descending 1 ( LAD1 ) from its origin to the first septal branch , left anterior descending 2 ( LAD2 ) from the first septal to the first diagonal branch , and left anterior descending 3 ( LAD3 ) the remaining distal vessel .
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