Methods to investigate coronary microvascular function in clinical practice

Gaetano A. Lanza, Paolo G. Camici, Leonarda Galiuto, Giampaolo Niccoli, Carmine Pizzi, Antonio Di Monaco, Alfonso Sestito, Salvatore Novo, Federico Piscione, Isabella Tritto, Giuseppe Ambrosio, Raffaele Bugiardini, Filippo Crea, Mario Marzilli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A growing amount of data is increasingly showing the relevance of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMVD) in several clinical contexts. This article reviews techniques and clinical investigations of the main noninvasive and invasive methods proposed to study coronary microcirculation and to identify CMVD in the presence of normal coronary arteries, also trying to provide indications for their application in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013


  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance
  • coronary microcirculation
  • diagnostic investigation
  • intracoronary Doppler ultrasound
  • myocardial contrast echocardiography
  • PET
  • transthoracic Doppler echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Methods to investigate coronary microvascular function in clinical practice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this