Major racial differences in coronary constrictor response between japanese and caucasians with recent myocardial infarction.

@article{Pristipino2000MajorRD,
  title={Major racial differences in coronary constrictor response between japanese and caucasians with recent myocardial infarction.},
  author={Christian Pristipino and John F. Beltrame and Maria Finocchiaro and Ryuichi Hattori and M. Fujita and Rocco Mongiardo and D Cianflone and Tommaso Sanna and Shigetake Sasayama and Attilio Maseri},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2000},
  volume={101 10},
  pages={1102-8}
}
BACKGROUND Enhanced coronary vasomotion may contribute to acute coronary occlusion during the acute phase of myocardial infarction (AMI). Japanese have a higher incidence of variant angina than Caucasian patients, but racial differences in vasomotor reactivity early after AMI are controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS The same team studied 15 Japanese and 19 Caucasian patients within 14 days of AMI by acetylcholine injection into non-infarct-related (NIRA) and infarct-related (IRA) coronary… CONTINUE READING

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