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July 28, 1978

Left Ventricular Fistula as a Cause of Intractable Angina PectorisSuccessful Surgical Repair

JAMA. 1978;240(4):372-374. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290040050022

Two patients had intractable angina pectoris due to left-coronary-artery to left-ventricle fistulas. Surgical repair resulted in complete relief of symptoms.

Postoperative cardiac catheterization showed obliteration of the fistulas, with preservation of ventricular function. Operative therapy is indicated in this disorder.

(JAMA 240:372-374, 1978)