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Prediction of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing operations for mitral valve degeneration.

Authors
  • Lin, S S
  • Lauer, M S
  • Asher, C R
  • Cosgrove, D M
  • Blackstone, E
  • Thomas, J D
  • Garcia, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
May 01, 2001
Volume
121
Issue
5
Pages
894–901
Identifiers
PMID: 11326232
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A model with standard clinical predictors can reliably estimate the prevalence of obstructive coronary atherosclerosis in patients undergoing mitral valve prolapse operations. This model can identify low-risk patients in whom routine preoperative angiography may be safely avoided.

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