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Angina Pectoris with Normal Coronary Arteries : Syndrome X - Juan Carlos Kaski

Angina Pectoris with Normal Coronary Arteries

Syndrome X

By: Juan Carlos Kaski (Editor)

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Angina pectoris with normal coronary arteriograms is a common entity which has puzzled cardiologists almost since the advent of coronary arteriography. Despite major advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of angina in recent years and a multitude of studies on the subject, the cause and mechanisms underlying the syndrome of angina with normal coronary arteries remain unknown. Indeed, results of investigations are controversial and speculation still prevails regarding the nature of the so called `Syndrome X'.
Almost every important aspect of Syndrome X has been tackled in the book and the reader is exposed not only to the cardiologists' opinion, but also to the authoritative views of the gastroenterologists, gynaecologists and psychiatrists, extremely well represented in this monograph. The book deals with `cardiologists' Syndrome X' and not the metabolic entity termed `Syndrome X'. The possible connection between the two, however, is discussed.
Angina with Normal Coronary Arteries: Syndrome X contributes to the understanding of Syndrome X and helps clinicians manage their Syndrome X-patients better and investigators to open new avenues for research.

Contributing Authors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chest Pain With Normal Coronary Arteriograms: Clinical Features And Prognosis
Syndrome X: A heterogeneous syndrome. Historical background, clinical presentation, electrocardiographic features, and rational patient management. An overviewp. 1
Prognosis and therapy in patients with angina and normal coronary arteriogramsp. 19
Chest pain with normal coronary arteriograms: Oesophageal abnormalities - The gastroenterologist's viewp. 31
Chest pain with normal coronary arteries: Psychological aspectsp. 65
Chest pain and angiographically normal coronary arteries in patients with systemic hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy. Mechanismsp. 89
Syndrome X: A non-ischaemic syndrome? "False positive" ST-segment shifts, ischaemia, myocardial perfusion abnormalities and increased sensitivity to pain in syndrome Xp. 111
Syndrome X - An early form of cardiomyopathy?p. 125
Syndrome X And Microvascular Angina - Abnormal Coronary Blood Flow Reserve
Microvascular anginap. 137
Studies of coronary blood flow and myocardial metabolism in patients with chest pain and angiographically normal coronary arteriesp. 149
Critical view of the concept of coronary flow reserve. Advantages and disadvantages of the current methods used for the assessment of coronary flow reserve in the clinical settingp. 165
The coronary microcirculation in patients with normal coronary arteries and symptoms of chest pain - Myocardial blood flow rate, capillary permeability and interstitial diffusionp. 175
Angina With Normal Coronary Arteriograms - Pathogenetic Hypotheses
Pre-arteriolar coronary constriction in pathogenesis of syndrome X. Role of adenosinep. 193
Abnormal neurohumoral control in pathogenesis of syndrome Xp. 211
Epicardial coronary artery responses in patients with angina and normal coronary arteriogramsp. 225
Endothelial dysfunction in patients with angina and normal coronary arteriogramsp. 237
Role of oestrogen deficiency in women with syndrome Xp. 249
Summary, conclusions and future perspectivesp. 267
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780792326519
ISBN-10: 0792326512
Series: DEVELOPMENTS IN CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57