Limb vasoconstriction after successful angioplasty of the left anterior descending coronary artery.

@article{Indolfi1995LimbVA,
  title={Limb vasoconstriction after successful angioplasty of the left anterior descending coronary artery.},
  author={Ciro Indolfi and Federico Piscione and R Ceravolo and A M Maione and Amelia Focaccio and Maria Assunta Elena Rao and Giovanni Esposito and Mario Condorelli and Massimo Chiariello},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1995},
  volume={92 8},
  pages={2109-12}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary vasoconstriction has been described after uncomplicated percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). However, it is still unknown whether this phenomenon is limited to coronary circulation. The present study was planned to assess the effects of a successful PTCA on forearm blood flow (FBF) and resistance. The role of alpha-adrenoceptors and calcium antagonist agents on PTCA-induced limb blood flow changes was also investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS We… CONTINUE READING