Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction

  • Filippo Crea
  • Gaetano A. Lanza
  • Paolo G. Camici
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Physiology, Pathophysiology and Assessment of Coronary Microcirculation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 3-30
    3. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 31-47
    4. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 49-72
  3. Clinical Manifestations of Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 75-114
    3. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 115-143
    4. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 145-180
    5. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 181-192
  4. Therapeutic Approaches to Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 195-218
    3. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 219-224
    4. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 225-240
    5. Filippo Crea, Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici
      Pages 241-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book

Introduction

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, thus 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.

Keywords

Cardiomyopathities Coronary microcirculation Microvascular angina Myocardial ischemia Risk factors

Authors and affiliations

  • Filippo Crea
    • 1
  • Gaetano A. Lanza
    • 2
  • Paolo G. Camici
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular SciencesUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomaItaly
  2. 2.Università Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomaItaly
  3. 3.Università Vita e SaluteOspedale San Raffaele di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5367-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5366-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5367-0
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