MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA Selective enhancement of function of stunned myocardium by increased flow

Although augmentation of flow does not improve the performance of normal myocardi-um, the hyperemic response after brief coronary occlusion is associated with transient hyperfunction in the previously ischemic region. In this study we assessed the effect of vasodilator-enhanced coronary blood flow on the systolic function of postischemic stunned myocardium… CONTINUE READING