A circadian perspective on myocardial ischaemia

Tomaso Gnecchi-Ruscone, Nicola Montano, Stefano Guzzetti, Massimo Pagani

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Abstract

The non-uniform occurrence of myocardial ischaemia, with a trough at night and a peak in the morning, is at the base of the concept of a circadian distribution of coronary events. Cardiovascular variables known to influence the occurrence of ischaemia have similar rhythms, and a likely culprit could be hidden among them. Nevertheless, in many cases an identifiable trigger is lacking and the prediction of ischaemia is still elusive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-509
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Risk
Volume2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Circadian variations
  • Myocardial ischaemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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