Myocardial Ischaemia

  • G. M. Woerlee
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 18)


Ischaemia is defined as a condition of tissue oxygen deprivation secondary to reduced tissue blood flow. Any situation in which the coronary blood flow is inadequate to supply the contracting myocardium with sufficient oxygen will cause myocardial ischaemia. If myocardial ischaemia is prolonged, myocardial infarction with all its consequences will occur. Angina pectoris, ST-segment, T-wave changes and ventricular arrhythmias are all evidence of myocardial ischaemia.


Myocardial Ischaemia Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Coronary Blood Flow Coronary Circulation Myocardial Oxygen Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Woerlee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity Hospital of LeidenThe Netherlands

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