A short review is presented about similarities and dissimilarities in pathophysiology of prompt reversible ischemia, stunned and hibernating myocardium. Definitions of these entities are given. Characteristics of clinical appearance, diagnostic procedures, natural history, prognosis and therapeutic modalities of stunned and hibernating myocardium are reviewed, respectively. Interrelations between prompt reversible ischemia, stunned, hibernating myocardium and ischemic preconditioning are briefly reported.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 14 2003|
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