Rapid relief of spontaneous angina by intraventricular diltiazem: Systemic and regional coronary haemodynamic determinants

C. Vigorito, A. Giordano, N. Maurea, B. Tuccillo, F. Rengo

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Abstract

The authors describe a case of spontaneous angina during catheterization in a patient with left anterior descending and circumflex stenosis promptly relieved by diltiazem, 10 mg, given in the left ventricle. Coronary and systemic haemodynamics measured during and at the end of angina demonstrated an increase in blood flow to the ischaemic myocardium as the mechanism responsible for the diltiazem-induced angina relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-911
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Volume8
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology

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