Rezension zu: Pathophysiology of coronary collateral circulation in the human

Wahl, A.; Billinger, M.; Fleisch, M.; de Marchi, S.; Meier, B.; Seiler, C. (1998). Rezension zu: Pathophysiology of coronary collateral circulation in the human. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 128(41), pp. 1527-1537. B. Schwabe & Co.

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The functional relevance of coronary collaterals in humans has yet to be fully explored. Several studies demonstrated a protective role of collaterals in patients with coronary artery disease. On the other hand, negative aspects of well-developed coronary collaterals have been reported, e.g. a higher rate of restenosis following coronary angioplasty, or a redistribution of blood via collaterals away from the myocardial area in need towards normally perfused areas (coronary steal). In the past, the coronary collateral circulation has been assessed only qualitatively, using visual angiographic or nuclear imaging methods. With the recent advent of intracoronary Doppler and pressure-transducers, quantitative assessment of functional parameters of the coronary circulation has become feasible. This article reviews ongoing research in the field of coronary collaterals in humans, concerning their exact determination, the positive and negative aspects of their structure as well as their functional aspects.

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Journal Article (Review Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Wahl, Andreas and Billinger, Michael


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




B. Schwabe & Co.




Stefano de Marchi

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25 Apr 2014 14:04

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25 Apr 2014 14:04

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