Clinical studies have shown that these agents can substantially increase the ischemic threshold
in patients with effort angina.
This incomplete relaxation of the bridge during diastole results in increased intracoronary flow velocities, reduced diastolic coronary flow, retrograde coronary flow, and a reduction in coronary flow reserve, resulting in a lowered ischemic threshold
Research: Italian scientists at the University of Ancona Hospital conducted a study that investigated biological endpoints such as functional capacity and ischemic threshold
, in a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial.
Chelation therapy, promoted as a complementary or alternative treatment for ischemic heart disease, does not increase the ischemic threshold
or improve quality of life, according to Dr.
These studies focused on determining the ischemic threshold
, as well as comparing readings to ICP and CPP.