The prognostic spectrum of left main stenosis.

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Journal Article

Three-year survival for 163 consecutive medically treated patients with 50% or greater left main stenosis was 50%. Survival was significantly higher for patients with 50 to 70% left main stenosis (one and three-year survivals of 91% and 66%) than for patients with 70% or greater left main stenosis (one and three-year survivals of 72% and 41%). In fact, left main lesions of less than 70% were not associated with the increased risk usually attributed to patients with left main stenosis. A number of noninvasive and catheterization characteristics were significant predictors of survival for patients with 70% or greater left main stenosis. Noninvasive descriptors defined a low risk subgroup (one and three-year survivals of 97% and 74%) and a high risk subgroup (one- and three-year survivals of 59% and 25%). These observations have important implications both in assessing therapeutic interventions and in managing individual patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Conley, MJ; Ely, RL; Kisslo, J; Lee, KL; McNeer, JF; Rosati, RA

Published Date

  • May 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 947 - 952

PubMed ID

  • 639216

Pubmed Central ID

  • 639216

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-7322

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States