Coronary arterial remodeling studied by high-frequency epicardial echocardiography: an early compensatory mechanism in patients with obstructive coronary atherosclerosis.

@article{McPherson1991CoronaryAR,
  title={Coronary arterial remodeling studied by high-frequency epicardial echocardiography: an early compensatory mechanism in patients with obstructive coronary atherosclerosis.},
  author={David D. McPherson and Sara J. Sirna and Loren F. Hiratzka and Lilian Thorpe and Mickey L. Armstrong and Melvin L. Marcus and Richard E. Kerber},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={79-86}
}
Coronary arterial remodeling is a compensatory mechanism that may limit the adverse effects of coronary obstructive lesions by expansion of the entire vascular segment. To determine if this compensatory anatomic change occurs in patients, high-frequency epicardial echocardiography using a 12 MHz transducer was performed during open heart surgery in 33 patients (10 with normal coronary arteries undergoing valvular surgery and 23 with coronary atherosclerosis). From stop-frame videotape high… CONTINUE READING

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