The coronary microcirculation in health and disease

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Apart from being the site of nutrient and gas exchange for the myocardium, the capillary bed is a dynamic participant in the regulation of coronary and myocardial blood flow. MBV also responds to changes in myocardial oxygen demand. Because MCE can be used to assess MBF and MBV in vivo, it can be used to provide unique insights into tissue perfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-231
Number of pages11
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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