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Clinical Crossroads
Clinician's Corner
November 24, 2004

A 69-Year-Old Woman With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2004;292(20):2506-2514. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2506

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.

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