From coronary artery disease to heart failure: role of the hibernating myocardium.

@article{Rahimtoola1995FromCA,
  title={From coronary artery disease to heart failure: role of the hibernating myocardium.},
  author={Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={75 13},
  pages={16E-22E}
}
Hibernating myocardium is defined as persistently impaired myocardial and left ventricular (LV) function at rest resulting from reduced myocardial blood flow. It may occur in unstable angina and chronic stable angina, acute myocardial infarction, and LV dysfunction and congestive heart failure. Recovery of the hibernating myocardium has clearly been shown to occur with the establishment of successful revascularization either by coronary bypass surgery or by percutaneous transluminal coronary… CONTINUE READING