Distribution and Control of Coronary Microvascular Resistance Academic Article uri icon


  • Coronary blood flow depends upon the vascular resistance distributed non-uniformly within the coronary microcirculation. Coronary microvascular resistance is governed by metabolic, myogenic, endothelial and neurohumoral influences. A number of these control mechanisms interact locally within a microvascular segment. In addition, these control mechanisms occupy differing longitudinal response gradients, a feature which maximizes their potential for the synergistic control of flow.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jones, C., Kuo, L., Davis, M. J., & Chilian, W. M.

citation count

  • 30

publication date

  • January 1993