Regulation of the human coronary microcirculation.

  title={Regulation of the human coronary microcirculation.},
  author={Andreas M Beyer and David D. Gutterman},
  journal={Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology},
  volume={52 4},
Atherosclerosis of conduit epicardial arteries is the principal culprit behind the complications of coronary heart disease, but a growing body of literature indicates that the coronary microcirculation also contributes substantially to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease. An understanding of mechanisms regulating microvascular function in humans is an essential foundation for understanding the role in disease, especially since these regulatory mechanisms vary substantially across… CONTINUE READING
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