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Predicting Significant Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Valvular Heart Disease Using the Discriminant Scores of Ramsdale et al

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In 1982 Ramsdale et al reported 2 discriminant scores for preoperatively evaluating patients with valvular heart disease for significant coronary artery disease. One goal was to identify patients at low risk for coronary artery disease who would not require coronary angiography prior to surgery. The authors are from the Manchester, England.

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