Coronary microembolization

@article{Skyschally2006CoronaryM,
  title={Coronary microembolization},
  author={Andreas Skyschally and Kirsten Leineweber and Petra Gres and Michael Haude and R. Erbel and Prof.Dr. med. Dr. h. c. G. Heusch},
  journal={Basic Research in Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={373-382}
}
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture is the key event in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes and it also occurs during coronary interventions. Atherosclerotic plaque rupture does not always result in complete thrombotic occlusion of the epicardial coronary artery with subsequent impending myocardial infarction, but may in milder forms result in the embolization of atherosclerotic and thrombotic debris into the coronary microcirculation. This review summarizes the present experimental… CONTINUE READING
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