[Reduced coronary collateral vessel recruitment capacity in diabetes mellitus: an evidence for defective ischaemic tolerance].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Collateral channel opening is one of the components of the ischemic tolerance developing during subsequent coronary balloon occlusions. The effect of diabetes mellitus (DM) on coronary collateral recruitment (CR) is still not known. We therefore sought the effect of DM on CR in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) by using intracoronary… (More)

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