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July 1973

Disappearance of Papillary Muscle Dysfunction After Bypass Surgery

Author Affiliations

From the Cardiovascular Section of the Department of Medicine (Drs. DePasquale, Bruno, and Stertzer) and the Department of Surgery (Dr. Wallsh), Lenox Hill Hospital, New York.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):99-100. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190081023

Three patients are described in whom the murmur of papillary muscle dysfunction disappeared following aortocoronary saphenous bypass surgery. It is suggested that disappearance of the murmur of papilpapillaryysfunction reflected improved papillary muscle contractility and that coronarcoro-arization results in improved left ventricular mechanics in addition to n a lief of angi-alief of an