Prognostic role of aortic atherosclerosis and coronary flow reserve in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

BACKGROUND The degree of aortic atherosclerosis (AA) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) can be evaluated simultaneously during the same transoesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) examination. The aim of the present study was to assess the relative prognostic value of simultaneously evaluated CFR and AA by TEE in patients with suspected or known coronary artery… (More)