Myocardial hibernation represents a protective mechanism of muscle preservation in the setting of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Long-standing myocardial hypoperfusion leads to diminished myocardial contractility that reverses with improved blood flow after revascularization. The morphologic changes in both animal models and humans are described.
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