Medically Treated Coronary-Artery Disease

Lawrence I. Bonchek, D. Gregg Hopkins, David Nunley, Gary L. Grunkemeier, Albert Starr, John Grover, Trudy Zeller, Bernard Lown, Philip J. Podrid, Thomas B. Graboys

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To the Editor: Since medical journals repeatedly reject uncontrolled studies that describe excellent results after coronary bypass, because the patients are presumed to be selected, it is disappointing that the Journal published the uncontrolled study by Podrid, Graboys, and Lown (November 5 issue), which describes the excellent prognosis of selected patients with positive stress tests, even without coronary bypass.1 This was a highly selected group of patients, of whom 42 had no angina and 100 had angina for an average of almost two years before entering the study, thus demonstrating in advance the chronicity and benign nature of their coronary. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-679
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 18 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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