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)
Housman LB, Morse J, Litchford B, Stein R, Mazur J, Starr A. Left Ventricular Fistula as a Cause of Intractable Angina PectorisSuccessful Surgical Repair. JAMA. 1978;240(4):372–374. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290040050022
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