The Coronary Circulation
An appreciation of the coronary circulation not only leads to more appropriate management of patients undergoing surgical procedures directly related to coronary artery disease, but is also required because of undiagnosed disease in patients otherwise presumed healthy. An understanding and an appreciation of the coronary circulation will lead to aggressive management of perioperative myocardial ischemia and ultimately reduce morbidity and mortality from such ischemic events.
KeywordsCoronary Flow Coronary Blood Flow Coronary Circulation Driving Pressure Coronary Collateral
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