Vol 58, No 5 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Coronary flow reserve after primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction - case report

Stanisław Bartuś, Dariusz Dudek, Jacek Legutko, Paweł Turek, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Artur Dziewierz, Jacek Dubiel
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(5):385-389.
Vol 58, No 5 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Residual stenosis, dissection and/or microvascular damage have been proposed as mechanisms of impaired flow after primary angioplasty (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI). In this report we present a patient who underwent PCI for acute anterior MI. Coronary flow reserve (CFR) assessment performed after balloon dilatation suggested possible improvement of coronary flow after stenting. However, we did not observe any improvement in CFR just after stent implantation. We conclude that in patients treated with primary PCI the use of additional pharmacological treatment to prevent microcirculation injury during reperfusion and slow-flow or no-reflow phenomenon should be considered.

Abstract

Abstract: Residual stenosis, dissection and/or microvascular damage have been proposed as mechanisms of impaired flow after primary angioplasty (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (MI). In this report we present a patient who underwent PCI for acute anterior MI. Coronary flow reserve (CFR) assessment performed after balloon dilatation suggested possible improvement of coronary flow after stenting. However, we did not observe any improvement in CFR just after stent implantation. We conclude that in patients treated with primary PCI the use of additional pharmacological treatment to prevent microcirculation injury during reperfusion and slow-flow or no-reflow phenomenon should be considered.
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Keywords

myocardial infarction - coronary flow reserve

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Title

Coronary flow reserve after primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction - case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 5 (2003)

Pages

385-389

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(5):385-389.

Keywords

myocardial infarction - coronary flow reserve

Authors

Stanisław Bartuś
Dariusz Dudek
Jacek Legutko
Paweł Turek
Łukasz Rzeszutko
Artur Dziewierz
Jacek Dubiel

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