An Experimental Study on Intercoronary Reflexes
There is no evidence in the anesthetized dog that occlusion of one of the three coronary arteries leads to vasoconstriction in the vascular areas irrigated by the other two arteries. On the contrary, occlusion of one coronary artery appears to lead to a decrease in the resistance of the two adjacent vascular beds in most experiments. The mechanisms and the implications of this effect are discussed.
- Received October 3, 1956.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.