17. Which of the following is true regarding hibernating myocardium?

A. Restoring blood flow to a hibernating myocardial segment will result in return of mechanical contractile activity improving systolic function.

B. Hibernating myocardium occurs after an acute ischemic insult and reduced function can persists for days to weeks after revascularization.

C. Viability testing can discriminate hibernating myocardium from scar.

D. Choices A and C are correct.

E. None of the above are correct.