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Myocardial ischemia is not always due to epicardial atheromatous disease.
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PMID:  21259271     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Symptoms related to myocardial ischemia, for the most part, are due to high-grade epicardial coronary artery stenoses. However, in some instances at coronary angiography, no such lesions are seen to account for symptoms due to an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and myocardial oxygen demand. Thus, the finding of normal or nonobstructive epicardial coronary arteries at coronary angiography does not exclude the presence of myocardial ischemia in some patients. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The author has no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Authors:
C Richard Conti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida.
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