myocardial hibernation


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myocardial hibernation

Hibernation Cardiology Persistent left ventricular dysfunction when myocardial perfusion is chronically reduced but still enough to maintain tissue viability; MH is due to prolonged–months, yrs ischemia; ventricular dysfunction persists until blood flow is restored. Cf Myocardial stunning.
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