Methods to investigate coronary microvascular function in clinical practice

Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Leonarda Galiuto, Alfonso Sestito, Filippo Crea, Giampaolo Niccoli, Cristina Pizzi, Antonio Di Monaco, Paolo G. Camici, Carmine Pizzi, Salvatore Novo, Federico Piscione, Isabella Tritto, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Raffaele Bugiardini, Mario Marzilli

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A growing amount of data is increasingly showing the relevance of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMVD) in several clinical contexts. This article reviews techniques and clinical investigations of the main noninvasive and invasive methods proposed to study coronary microcirculation and to identify CMVD in the presence of normal coronary arteries, also trying to provide indications for their application in clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Humans
  • Microcirculation

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