Collaterals and coronary wedge pressure

  • B. De Bruyne
  • B. Meier
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 101)


This chapter summarizes and discusses results obtained in various catheterization laboratories concerning the presence or absence of collaterals and the measurement of the distal coronary occlusion pressure (coronary wedge pressure) in the context of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and compares them to the preexisting literature on coronary collaterals and their function.


Collateral Circulation Visible Collateral Coronary Occlusion Chronic Total Occlusion Restenosis Rate 
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