Coronary microvascular obstruction (CMVO) during ST-elevation myocardial infarction can occur in up to half of those presenting to the cardiac catheterization laboratory and undergo percutaneous revascularization. Poor microvascular and endothelial function are known to be associated with CMVO, and are potential avenues for preventative strategies. In this chapter, we highlight the associations between poor microvascular and endothelial function, provide clinical signs and manifestations of poor systemic endothelial and/or microvascular function, and outline some strategies to prevent endothelial and microvascular function.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Coronary Microvascular Obstruction in Acute Myocardial Infarction|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Mechanisms to Treatment|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
- Endothelial dysfunction
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