A large number of studies has demonstrated that abnormalities of coronary microcirculation may be responsible for both acute and chronic cardiac ischemic syndromes. In clinical practice the microvascular origin of myocardial ischemia and angina is usually considered in patients who are found to have normal or near-normal coronary arteries at angiography. In this article, we review the diagnostic approach to patients with suspected coronary microvascular dysfunction as a cause of ischemic syndromes and also suggest a classification of chronic and acute microvascular coronary ischemic syndrome, including myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries.

Diagnostic approach for coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with chest pain and no obstructive coronary artery disease

Morrone D.;Pizzi C.;Bergamaschi L.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

A large number of studies has demonstrated that abnormalities of coronary microcirculation may be responsible for both acute and chronic cardiac ischemic syndromes. In clinical practice the microvascular origin of myocardial ischemia and angina is usually considered in patients who are found to have normal or near-normal coronary arteries at angiography. In this article, we review the diagnostic approach to patients with suspected coronary microvascular dysfunction as a cause of ischemic syndromes and also suggest a classification of chronic and acute microvascular coronary ischemic syndrome, including myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries.
2021
Lanza, G. A.; Morrone, D.; Pizzi, C.; Tritto, I.; Bergamaschi, L.; De Vita, A.; Villano, A.; Crea, F.
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