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The Role of Coronary Vasomotor Tone in Chronic and Acute Ischemic Syndromes

  • J. C. Kaski
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 8)


Our understanding of the mechanisms underlying chronic stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death has increased in recent years. There are indications that common mechanisms may initiate these ischemic entities, particularly the acute syndromes [1–3]. It is now generally accepted that an episodic increase of the vasomotor tone of epicardial coronary arteries is not only the cause of variant angina but may also represent a pathogenic component in other more common anginal syndromes [4, 5].


Acute Myocardial Infarction Unstable Angina Stable Angina Coronary Blood Flow Coronary Occlusion 
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