Coronary collateral circulation behaviour and myocardial viability in chronic total occlusion treated with coronary angioplasty.


AIMS We explored the role of microcirculation integrity following the chronic occlusion of an infarct-related artery to assess the behaviour of collateral circulation during and after reperfusion by coronary angioplasty METHODS AND RESULTS Eighteen patients with a proximally occluded left anterior descending artery and firm evidence of intercoronary… (More)


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