The value of measuring myocardial perfusion in coronary artery disease

  • Albert V. G. Bruschke
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 133)


In the vast majority of cases, the underlying cause of coronary artery disease is coronary atherosclerosis. This is essentially an asymptomatic disease process which becomes manifest when the coronary artery obstructions lead to a reduction of coronary flow and consequently myocardial ischemia. Thus, the following sequence can be reconstructed:


Myocardial Perfusion Coronary Flow Coronary Atherosclerosis Coronary Flow Reserve Coronary Circulation 
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