Increased coronary blood flow in aortic stenosis
A 48-year-old man complaining of chest pain is brought to the emergency room. Physical examination followed by echocardiography demonstrates aortic stenosis. His coronary blood flow is increased. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the increased coronary blood flow in this individual?
A. Decreased left ventricular oxygen consumption
B. Decreased left ventricular pressure
C. Decreased left ventricular work
D. Increased cardiac tissue adenosine concentration
E. Increased cardiac tissue oxygen concentration