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BACKGROUND Coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMVD) is often suggested in patients with typical chest pain and abnormal stress test results that are indicative of myocardial ischaemia, in whom coronary angiography fails to show fixed stenosis inepicardial coronary arteries. The efficacy of pharmacologic treatment on clinical outcome remains to be(More)
BACKGROUND The drug-eluting stent (DES) decreases the rate of coronary restenosis and re-obstruction. The aim of this study was to assess prospectively the effectiveness of the new generation DES on the left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic functions in patients with isolated severe proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery stenosis. (More)
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