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Non-invasive assessment of coronary flow velocity reserve before and after angioplasty in a patient with mammary graft stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11130844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the diagnosis of mammary artery graft dysfunction by high-resolution transthoracic Doppler and venous adenosine infusion. The patient was treated by percutaneous balloon angioplasty, with optimal angiographic results. Coronary flow reserve in the distal left anterior descending artery was abnormal before angioplasty, and recovered soon after the procedure. The utility of this new non-invasive technique in the diagnosis of flow-limiting stenoses and follow-up of coronary angioplasty is described.
F Pizzuto; P Voci; R Sinatra; G Sardella; A Nigri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-27     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiac Surgery, University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine / diagnostic use
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Blood Flow Velocity*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Circulation*
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  surgery,  therapy
Echocardiography, Doppler
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / diagnosis
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis*
Middle Aged
Vasodilator Agents / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vasodilator Agents; 58-61-7/Adenosine

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