Effect of atorvastatin on myocardial contractile reserve assessed by tissue doppler imaging in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients without heart disease

Manolis Bountioukos, Vittoria Rizzello, Boudewijn J. Krenning, Jeroen J. Bax, Miklos D. Kertai, Eleni C. Vourvouri, Arend F.L. Schinkel, Elena Biagini, Eric Boersma, Jos R.T.C. Roelandt, Don Poldermans

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Abstract

An improvement in myocardial longitudinal systolic velocities, assessed by pulsed-wave tissue Doppler imaging during low-dose dobutamine infusion, was observed at 6-month follow-up after 6 months of treatment with atorvastatin. Our findings indicate a favorable effect of atorvastatin on contractile reserve, possibly through an enhancement of flow-dependent coronary dilatation during stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-616
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2003

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Bountioukos, M., Rizzello, V., Krenning, B. J., Bax, J. J., Kertai, M. D., Vourvouri, E. C., Schinkel, A. F. L., Biagini, E., Boersma, E., Roelandt, J. R. T. C., & Poldermans, D. (2003). Effect of atorvastatin on myocardial contractile reserve assessed by tissue doppler imaging in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients without heart disease. American Journal of Cardiology, 92(5), 613-616. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(03)00737-9