Direct intracoronary evidence of collateral steal in humans.

  title={Direct intracoronary evidence of collateral steal in humans.},
  author={Christian Seiler and Martin Fleisch and Bernhard Meier},
  volume={96 12},
BACKGROUND Coronary steal is defined as a fall in blood flow toward a certain vascular region in favor of another area during arteriolar vasodilatation, ie, a coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) <1. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of steal in patients with a wide range of collateral supply to a vascular area of interest and to assess whether steal is associated with the amount of collateral flow. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred patients 57+/-9 years old with a… CONTINUE READING
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