Usefulness of peripheral arterial tonometry in the detection of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia.

@article{Hassan2009UsefulnessOP,
  title={Usefulness of peripheral arterial tonometry in the detection of mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia.},
  author={Mustafa Hassan and Kaki M York and Haihong Li and Qin Li and Dorian G Lucey and Roger B. Fillingim and David S. Sheps},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={E1-6}
}
BACKGROUND Mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI) identifies a subset of coronary arterial disease (CAD) patients at increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events. Peripheral arterial vasoconstriction has been consistently reported as an underlying mechanism for ischemia development in this setting and as such affords a unique opportunity for the noninvasive detection of this phenomenon. HYPOTHESIS We studied the usefulness of a peripheral arterial tonometry (PAT) technique in… CONTINUE READING