Un caso di angina spontanea post-infartuale: inquadramento fisiopatologico dell'efficacia terapeutica della contropulsazione intra-aortica.

Translated title of the contribution: A case of postinfarction spontaneous angina: physiopathological study of the therapeutic effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pumping

L. Ferrucci, B. Greppi, M. Calamandrei, A. Conti, W. De Alfieri, M. Di Bari, R. Pini, A. Vannucci, C. Vassanelli, N. Marchionni

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Abstract

A 46-year-old patient showed spontaneous angina with anterior S-T segment depression 30 hours after an inferior acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial ischemia, which was resistant to drug therapy and induced acute left ventricular failure, was promptly reversed by intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP). Coronary angiography demonstrated diffuse, severe atherosclerotic disease. Efficacy of IABP in this case of spontaneous angina might be ascribed to an increase of the coronary cross-sectional area in response to the increased intraluminal pressure ("passive vasomotion").

Translated title of the contributionA case of postinfarction spontaneous angina: physiopathological study of the therapeutic effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pumping
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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