Basic Research in Cardiology

, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp 35–37 | Cite as

Hibernating myocardium

  • G. R. Heyndrickx
Focussed Issue: Myocardial Hibernation Long-Term Hibernation: Hibernation vs. Stunning

key words

Hibernation stunning chronic ischemia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Heyndrickx
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular CenterOnze Lieve Vrouw ZiekenhuisAalstBelgium

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