Endothelial and smooth muscle cells dysfunction distal to recanalized chronic total coronary occlusions and the relationship with the collateral connection grade.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the vascular function in patients with chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) immediately after successful percutaneous recanalization and its relation with the pre-existing collateral circulation. BACKGROUND CTOs represent a long-acting occlusion of a coronary vessel, in which the progressively developed collateral… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcin.2011.10.012

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