Natural History of Ischemic Heart Disease in Relation to Arteriographic Findings
A Twelve Year Study of 224 Patients
The severity of the atherosclerotic disease of the coronary arteries is demonstrated to be an important predictor of survival in a group of 224 patients followed from 5 to 12 years after coronary arteriography. The group consisted of young patients (average age 41.8 years) without hypertension or congestive heart failure, who were studied during the stable phase of their disease. The current status of 218 or 97% of this group of patients is known.
- Received April 10, 1973.
- Accepted October 17, 1973.
- © 1974 American Heart Association, Inc.