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Guided Learning: Coronary Artery Disease

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Guided Learning

  1. What is the anatomy and distribution of major coronary vessels that supply blood flow to the myocardium?
  2. Define ischemia and hypoxia.
  3. How does a decrease in the myocardial oxygen supply/demand ratio lead to myocardial hypoxia?
  4. What is a critical stenosis and its hemodynamic basis?
  5. How does flow autoregulation partially compensate for coronary stenosis?
  6. What is coronary vascular steal and its hemodynamic basis?
  7. Define each of the following and state the underlying cause: chronic stable angina, Prinzmetal's (variant) angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction.
  8. What is the role of endothelial dysfunction, particularly regarding nitric oxide production/bioavailability, in coronary artery disease and myocardial ischemia?
  9. How does myocardial hypoxia alter electrical and mechanical function?

Link to Quiz Questions: testmoz.com/2479839

Revised 10/06/2023

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