September 25, 1972

Nocturnal Angina Pectoris With Disease of a Single Coronary Artery

Author Affiliations

From the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

JAMA. 1972;221(13):1509-1511. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200260045013

A premenopausal woman with nocturnal angina pectoris and severe, focal, single-vessel coronary artery (left anterior descending) disease was successfully treated with coronary artery bypass surgery. A possible cause of the angina decubitus in this case was redistribution of fluid, with consequent left ventricular failure.