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Title: A review of patients with a 'normal' coronary angiogram over a 3-year period.
Authors: Lim, Y.T. 
Choo, M.H. 
Kon, K.
Yan, P. 
Yeoh, J.K. 
Soo, C.S.
Lim, M.
Ling, L.H.
Issue Date: Oct-1992
Citation: Lim, Y.T.,Choo, M.H.,Kon, K.,Yan, P.,Yeoh, J.K.,Soo, C.S.,Lim, M.,Ling, L.H. (1992-10). A review of patients with a 'normal' coronary angiogram over a 3-year period.. Singapore Medical Journal 33 (5) : 455-459. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Over a period of 36 months, we detected 54 patients with normal coronary arteries or non-critical coronary artery stenosis within our study series of coronary angiography. We studied these patients to determine their clinical, electrocardiographic, stress testing and angiocardiographic characteristics. We detected among them a preponderance of female sex and a higher incidence of ethnic Indians. The majority of the patients studied had one or more coronary risk factors. 52% had a normal resting ECG. In those with a positive stress test and reports available for review, there is a near equal distribution of horizontal and J-type ST depression. Those patients with a positive treadmill tend to have a higher left ventricular end diastolic pressure (LVEDP) at cardiac catheterization. We also noted in this group of patients a higher proportion with a small distal left anterior descending artery. These patients also tend to have higher LVEDP even in the presence of normal left ventriculogram. Our current series suggests the possibility of raised left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and the presence of a "small distal left anterior descending artery" syndrome in association with patients with a 'false positive' treadmill test.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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