Effect of endothelial dysfunction on regional perfusion in myocardial territories supplied by normal and diseased vessels in patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Masoli2000EffectOE,
  title={Effect of endothelial dysfunction on regional perfusion in myocardial territories supplied by normal and diseased vessels in patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={Osvaldo Horacio Masoli and N{\'e}stor P{\`e}rez Bali{\~n}o and Diego Sabat{\'e} and J I Jal{\'o}n and A H Meretta and D E Cragnolino and Ricardo A Sarmiento and Marcelo F Dicarli},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={199-204}
}
BACKGROUND Endothelium-dependent regulation of coronary tone affects both conduit and resistance coronary arteries. However, little is known about the usefulness of myocardial perfusion imaging in evaluating coronary endothelial function. We evaluated the relation between invasive angiographic measurements of coronary vasomotion in response to intracoronary acetylcholine and the presence of regional perfusion abnormalities assessed by technetium 99m sestamibi imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING