Bernard De Bruyne and Emanuele Barbato Quantitative Assessment of the Coronary Microvasculature : New Tools for the Black Box

E picardial coronary arteries are called conductance arteries 1 (or macrocirculation) because their normal intrinsic resistance is close to zero 2 and their main function is to transport blood. They are visible at invasive coronary angiography with an unsurpassed spatial and temporal resolution. Coronary arteries <500 µm are usually referred to as… CONTINUE READING