Cardiac shock wave therapy and myocardial perfusion in severe coronary artery disease

Kaller, M., et al.,
Clin Res Cardiol, 2015

Background

Ultrasound guided cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) is a noninvasive therapeutic option in the treatment of chronic-refractory angina. Clinical trials have shown that CSWT reduces angina symptoms, improves regional systolic function, LV ejection fraction, myocardial perfusion and quality of life parameters. Absolute measurements of myocardial perfusion before and after CSWT have not been performed so far.

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