Synchrotron imaging provides a novel method to investigate coronary microvascular function in vivo at all levels of the arterial tree. Furthermore, we have shown that early-stage diabetes is associated with localized coronary microvascular endothelial dysfunction.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology
Department of Cardiac Physiology, National Cerebral & Cardiovascular Research Center Research Institute, 5-7-1 Fujishirodai, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-8565, Japan. shirai [at] ri.ncvc.go.jp
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012 Feb;32(2):370-7
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