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Coronary arterial mapping in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1220873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diameters of the coronary arteries and their peripheral branches were measured on coronary angiograms obtained from 9 patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), 6 patients with hypertrophic non-obstructive cardiomyopathy, and 6 normal controls. There was a marked increase in the diameters of the main coronary arteries in the patients suffering from cardiomyopathy but no significant difference in the peripheral branches between the three groups. This discrepancy between the 'run-in' and 'run-off' components of coronary circulation could explain anginal symptoms during exercise in HOCM, but in the absence of direct coronary flow measurements this theory remains to be tested. HOCM was associated with the widest arteries whereas hypertrophic non-obstructive cardiomyopathy occupied an intermediate position between HOCM and the control group.
S C Uppal; B Buis; E Varnauskas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1975  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography*
Heart Catheterization
Technology, Radiologic

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