Sebastiaan T Roos

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Reperfusion by means of percutaneous coronary intervention or thrombolytic therapy is the most effective treatment for acute myocardial infarction, markedly reducing mortality and morbidity. Reperfusion however induces necrotic and apoptotic damages to cardiomyocytes, that were viable prior to reperfusion, a process called lethal reperfusion injury. This(More)
OBJECTIVES This double blinded, placebo controlled randomized clinical trial studies the effect of exenatide on myocardial infarct size. The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist exenatide has possible cardioprotective properties during reperfusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. METHODS(More)
Coronary intervention for myocardial infarction often results in microvascular embolization of thrombus. Sonoreperfusion therapy (SRP) using ultrasound and microbubbles restored perfusion in our in vitro flow model of microvascular obstruction. In this study, we assessed SRP efficacy using whole blood as the perfusate with and without tissue plasminogen(More)
High-mechanical-index ultrasound and intravenous microbubbles might prove beneficial in treating microvascular obstruction caused by microthrombi after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Experiments in animals have revealed that longer-pulse-duration ultrasound is associated with an improvement(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether Fluoroscopy Assisted Scoring of Myocardial Hypoperfusion (FLASH) enabled a more accurate assessment of coronary blood flow and prediction of cardiac mortality after primary PCI (pPCI), than the presently used angiographic scores of reperfusion. METHODS We included 453 STEMI patients who received(More)
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