Basic structure-function relations of the epicardial coronary vascular tree. Basis of quantitative coronary arteriography for diffuse coronary artery disease.

@article{Seiler1992BasicSR,
  title={Basic structure-function relations of the epicardial coronary vascular tree. Basis of quantitative coronary arteriography for diffuse coronary artery disease.},
  author={Ch Seiler and Richard L. Kirkeeide and K. Lance Gould},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1992},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1987-2003}
}
BACKGROUND Quantitative coronary arteriography has been validated for stenotic segments of coronary arteries. However, it does not currently account for diffuse coronary artery disease, because the normal size of the coronary artery for its distal myocardial bed size is not known and cannot be measured directly with diffuse involvement of the artery. METHODS AND RESULTS From clinical coronary arteriograms of 12 patients without coronary artery disease (group 1) and in 17 patients with… CONTINUE READING