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Influence of the amount of myocardium subtended to a coronary stenosis on the index of microcirculatory resistance. Implications for the invasive assessment of microcirculatory function in ischaemic heart disease

EuroIntervention 2017;13:944-952 published online May 2017. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-16-00525

1. Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clínico San Carlos IDISSC, Madrid, Spain; 2. Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, Spain; 3. AMC Heartcenter, Academic Medical Center - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the

Aims: The index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) is increasingly used to quantify microcirculatory function. However, in normal coronary arteries, resistance increases with the branch

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