Does Surgical Therapy Alter the Prognosis of Coronary Heart Disease?

  • J. von der Emde
  • R. Hacker
  • J. Rein
Conference paper

Abstract

Coronary surgery is a palliative procedure because coronary heart disease is a metabolic disease leading to a reduction or interruption of myocardial blood flow. The obstructing plaques are frequently in the proximal segments; the distal segments are accessible to the surgeon. The accompanying pain, angina pectoris, does not correlate with the extent of vessel involvement. The intensity is rather dependent on individual sensitivity.

Keywords

Ischemia 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. von der Emde
  • R. Hacker
  • J. Rein

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