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Nitrates III pp 221-222 | Cite as

Discussion

  • P. R. Lichtlen
  • H.-J. Engel
  • A. Schrey
  • H. J. C. Swan
Conference paper

Abstract

Concerning Dr. Grüntzig’s presentation, Dr. Pitt suggested that it would be more interesting and relevant to investigate the relationship between distal coronary pressure and left ventricular enddiastolic pressure than to study the pressure gradient across the stenosis, as done by Dr. Grüntzig. Changes of the diastolic pressure gradient between the distal vessel and the LV chamber indicate the effect of nitrates on subendocardial flow which might be more persistent and long acting than the transient reduction of the pressure gradient across the coronary stenosis, Dr. Pitt explains. To answer this question, however, a second arterial catheter would have to be inserted.

Keywords

Coronary Stenosis Distal Vessel Native Vessel Pulmonary Wedge Pressure Capacitance Vessel 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Lichtlen
  • H.-J. Engel
  • A. Schrey
  • H. J. C. Swan

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