Coronary endothelial injury after local occlusion on the human beating heart.

@article{Hangler2001CoronaryEI,
  title={Coronary endothelial injury after local occlusion on the human beating heart.},
  author={Herbert Bernd Hangler and Kristian Pfaller and Herwig Antretter and Otto Eugen Dapunt and Johannes O. Bonatti},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={122-7}
}
BACKGROUND Occlusion of coronary arteries during beating heart surgery bears the potential for mechanical trauma to the arterial wall with consequent endothelial injury. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of local occlusion on the beating heart in human coronary arteries. METHODS Coronary arteries of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (n… CONTINUE READING