A patent infarct-related artery is associated with reduced long-term mortality after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty for postinfarction ischemia and an ejection fraction <50%.

@article{Welty1996API,
  title={A patent infarct-related artery is associated with reduced long-term mortality after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty for postinfarction ischemia and an ejection fraction <50%.},
  author={Francine K. Welty and Murray A. Mittleman and Stanley M. Lewis and W Kowalker and Richard W. Healy and Samuel J. Shubrooks and James E. Muller},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={
          1496-501
        }
}
BACKGROUND Prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI) is influenced by the presence of post-MI ischemia and possibly the patency of the infarct-related artery. The purpose of this study was to compare long-term outcome (reinfarction and death) in patients with open versus closed coronary arteries after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty performed for MI complicated by persistent ischemia. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1981 and 1989, 505 patients underwent percutaneous transluminal… CONTINUE READING

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