The ischemic cascade

Asimul Ansari*, Jyothy Puthumana

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The ischemic cascade refers to a predictable sequence of events that occurs in the myocardium after the onset of ischemia.1 Myocardial perfusion is determined by coronary blood flow and myocardial oxygen consumption. Any imbalance in this supply and demand relationship may result in myocardial ischemia. The mechanical, electrographic, and clinical events that follow the development of ischemia were formally described in 1985 by Hauser et al.2 and were later termed the "ischemic cascade."3

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEchocardiography in Acute Coronary Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781848820265
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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