Coronary microvascular dysfunction: Mechanisms and functional assessment

Paolo G. Camici, Giulia D'Amati, Ornella Rimoldi

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Abstract

Obstructive disease of the epicardial coronary arteries was recognized as the cause of angina pectoris >2 centuries ago, and sudden thrombotic occlusion of an epicardial coronary artery has been established as the cause of acute myocardial infarction for >100 years. In the past 2 decades, dysfunction of the coronary microvasculature emerged as an additional mechanism of myocardial ischaemia that bears important prognostic implications. The coronary microvasculature (vessels

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-62
Number of pages15
JournalNature Reviews Cardiology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 11 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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