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Acetylcholine test in patients with angina pectoris and normal coronary angiography
Author(s): Enrico Barbieri; Gianni Destro; Massimo Oliva; Piero Zardini
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Paper Abstract

Angina pectoris with normal coronary artery on the coronary angiography is an intriguing issue. Intracoronary infusion of acetylcholine has recently been used to test the integrity of endothelial cells. We studied 16 patients with this syndrome. A relationship has been found between the acetylcholine test and the exercise stress test in normotensive patients. The presence of hypertension makes the evaluation of the test more unpredictable, probably because of the damage on the endothelial cells related to systemic hypertension.

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Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2086, Medical Applications of Lasers, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.169117
Show Author Affiliations
Enrico Barbieri, Univ. of Verona (Italy)
Gianni Destro, Univ. of Verona (Italy)
Massimo Oliva, Univ. of Verona (Italy)
Piero Zardini, Univ. of Verona (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2086:
Medical Applications of Lasers
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Cornelius Borst; Frank W. Cross; Herbert J. Geschwind; Dieter Jocham; Jan Kvasnicka; Hans H. Scherer; Mario A. Trelles; Eberhard Unsoeld, Editor(s)

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