La valutazione del miocardio ibernato nei pazienti con insufficienza cardiaca

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the hibernating myocardium in patients with congestive heart failure

G. La Canna, E. Agricola, O. Alfieri

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Abstract

Myocardial dysfunction due to chronic hypoperfusion (so-called hibernating myocardium) is potentially reversible if the normal coronary flow is restored. Stress echocardiography (dobutamine, post-extrasystolic potentiation) may elicit contractile reserve of the hibernating myocardium and predict accurately its functional recovery after coronary revascularization. Thus, the identification of dysfunctioning but viable myocardium may be crucial to select patients with ischemic congestive heart failure who might benefit from coronary revascularization.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the hibernating myocardium in patients with congestive heart failure
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1289-1297
Number of pages9
JournalItalian Heart Journal Supplement
Volume1
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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