Clinical Crossroads Section Editor: Margaret
A. Winker, MD, Deputy Editor.
Author Affiliation: Dr Carrozza is Associate
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Interventional
Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. Dr Sellke
is the Johnson & Johnson Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School,
and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
DR DELBANCO: Mrs
D is a 69-year-old woman with angina pectoris and left main coronary artery
disease, documented recently by cardiac catheterization. Retired from a career
in business, she volunteers in charitable organizations. Mrs D is married
and is close to her children and grandchildren. She lives in a suburb of Boston
and has Medicare and supplemental health insurance.
Carrozza JP, Sellke FW. A 69-Year-Old Woman With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease. JAMA. 2004;292(20):2506-2514. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2506