Aims: To study online left ventricular (LV) dynamic effects of transmural ischaemia and reperfusion during consecutive balloon coronary occlusions in the setting of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Methods and results: In 10 consecutive unselected patients with stable angina (seven males, mean age 62±3 years) who underwent elective PCI, LV dynamics were continuously recorded using a pressure-conductance catheter to simultaneously measure pressure and volume (PV-loop). The effects of a prolonged balloon coronary occlusion (148±19 s) and a second occlusion on various LV function parameters were studied, as well as recovery of these parameters after reperfusion. Ischaemia caused an immediate (&...
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