Nonatherosclerotic ischemic heart disease

Uma S. Valeti, Robert F. Wilson, Zeev Vlodaver

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Atherosclerosis predominates as the pathologic lesion in coronary artery disease. Less commonly, other nonatherosclerotic etiologic processes involve the coronary arteries, with or without symptoms. This chapter explores the nonatherosclerotic etiologies of coronary artery disease, from spontaneous and device-induced vasospasm to spontaneous coronary artery dissection, vasculitis, embolism, aneurysm, and microcirculatory coronary disease to the impact of chest irradiation, heart valve transplants, congenital conditions, and cocaine use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781461414759
ISBN (Print)1461414741, 9781461414742
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012


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