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Author Crea, Filippo, author.

Title Coronary microvascular dysfunction / Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
Published Milan : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xii, 257 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Physiology of coronary microcirculation -- 2. Mechanisms of coronary microvascular dysfunction -- 3. Methods to assess coronary microvascular function -- 4. CMD in the absence of myocardial diseases and obstructive CAD -- 5. CMD in myocardial diseases -- 6. CMD in obstructive CAD -- 7. Iatrogenic coronary microvascular dysfunction -- 8. Treatment of primary CMD -- 9. Treatment of CMD in myocardial diseases -- 10. Treatment of CMD in obstructive CAD -- 11. Prevention of iatrogenic CMD
Summary In the past two decades a number of studies have shown that abnormalities in the function and structure of coronary microcirculation can be detected in several cardiovascular diseases. On the basis of the clinical setting in which it occurs, coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) can be classified into four types: CMD in the absence of any other cardiac disease; CMD in myocardial diseases; CMD in obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease; and iatrogenic CMD. In some instances CMD represents an epiphenomenon, whereas in others it represents an important marker of risk or may contribute to the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia, becoming a possible therapeutic target. This book provides an update on coronary physiology and a systematic assessment of microvascular abnormalities in cardiovascular diseases, in the hope that it will assist clinicians in prevention, detection, and management of CMD in their everyday activity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Microcirculation disorders.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases.
Coronary Vessels -- physiopathology
Microvessels -- physiopathology
Cardiovascular Diseases
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Microcirculation disorders.
Form Electronic book
Author Lanza, Gaetano A., author.
Camici, Paolo G., author.
ISBN 9788847053670