Salvage of hibernating myocardium after coronary angioplasty

M. Cohen, R. Charney

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Abstract

Twelve patients with reversible chronic ischemic myocardial dysfunction (hibernating myocardium) identified by a severe left ventricular wall-motion abnormality at rest and at least one of three other findings - persistent angina pectoris, postextrasystolic ventricular contraction potentiation, and thallium-201 uptake in the asynergic zone - were chosen to undergo percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Following the procedure, the patients had significantly improved ejection fractions and regional wall motion without an increase in left ventricular end-diastolic pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Board Review
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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