A comparison of methods for limiting myocardial infarct expansion during acute reperfusion--primary role of unloading.

@article{Axelrod1987ACO,
  title={A comparison of methods for limiting myocardial infarct expansion during acute reperfusion--primary role of unloading.},
  author={Harold Axelrod and Aubrey C. Galloway and M. Susan Murphy and John C. Laschinger and Eugene A Grossi and F Gregory Baumann and Stephen B. Colvin and Claudia Hunter and Edward Glassman and Frank C. Spencer},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1987},
  volume={76 5 Pt 2},
  pages={V28-32}
}
Current use of angioplasty, thrombolysis, and surgical techniques for prompt reperfusion of an acute myocardial infarction raises questions concerning the optimum reperfusion technique for maximum myocardial salvage. Alterations in the conditions of reperfusion and/or the composition of the initial reperfusate can exert a significant effect on the extent of myocardial salvage. In an effort to define an optimum reperfusion technique, we used 40 dogs in a series of experiments in which the left… CONTINUE READING