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The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) in takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  20506131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report a patient who presents with acute chest pain and positive cardiac enzymes clinically consistent with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Coronary angiography revealed normal epicardial arteries and the left ventriculogram was notable for apical ballooning. This was strongly suggestive of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Pressure wire measurements of Fractional flow reserve (FFR) and IMR demonstrated a normal FFR, but significant microcirculatory dysfunction. This is the first such case that documents this abnormality invasively using the IMR, which unlike CFR is specific for the microcirculation and reproducible through a range of hemodynamic states.
David V Daniels; William F Fearon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.
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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Jan 1;77(1):132-3   [PMID:  21181973 ]

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