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February 1983

Surgical Results of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine (Drs Alam, Osterberger, and Goldstein), Thoracic Surgery (Dr Magilligan, Jr), and Nuclear Radiology (Dr Marks), Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(2):385-386. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020215043

• After undergoing a ligation of the anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery and a saphenous vein bypass graft surgery, a 53-year-old woman has had improvement in exercise tolerance and congestive heart failure for up to two years of follow-up. Comparison of the preoperative and postoperative noninvasive studies disclose that surgery improved the left ventricular volume overload and perfusion. However, there was no change in the resting or exercise ejection fraction as assessed by stress multiple-gated acquisition isotope scan.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:385-386)

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