Preservation of coronary flow reserve in stunned myocardium.

  title={Preservation of coronary flow reserve in stunned myocardium.},
  author={Richmond W. Jeremy and Lothar Stahl and M A Gillinov and Marc R Litt and Thomas R Aversano and Lewis C. Becker},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={256 5 Pt 2},
Microvascular obstruction and persistent focal ischemia have been suggested as a possible cause of myocardial dysfunction (stunning) after brief coronary occlusion. Microvascular occlusion should result in a reduction in maximal coronary flow reserve, although resting transmural coronary flow may be maintained by release of local vasodilators, such as adenosine. To test the microvascular occlusion hypothesis, coronary flow reserve was measured in 14 anesthetized dogs, before and after… CONTINUE READING
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