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Coronary microvascular function in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: results of non-invasive evaluation.
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PMID:  18684527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The role of coronary microvascular function in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy remains to be elucidated. In this study it was evaluated through coronary flow reserve (CFR) by means of transthoracic Doppler ultrasound imaging of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in 5 consecutive patients without risk factors and/or concomitant diseases impairing, per se, coronary microcirculation. In each case CFR values were in the normal range and not significantly different from age and sex-matched control subjects. These data suggest that coronary microvascular function may not be impaired in Takotsubo patients when negative influences by concomitant diseases and coronary risk factors are excluded.
Authors:
Paolo Sganzerla; Giusy Alioto; Alfonso Funaro; Bruno Passaretti; Elena Borghini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter     Date:  2008-08-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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