Angiographic assessment of reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction by myocardial blush grade.

@article{Henriques2003AngiographicAO,
  title={Angiographic assessment of reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction by myocardial blush grade.},
  author={Jos{\'e} P. S. Henriques and Felix Zijlstra and Arnoud W J van 't Hof and Menko-Jan de Boer and J. H. E. Dambrink and Marcel Gosselink and Jan C. A. Hoorntje and Harry Suryapranata},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={107 16},
  pages={2115-9}
}
BACKGROUND Angiographic successful reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction has been defined as TIMI 3 flow. However, TIMI 3 flow does not always result in effective myocardial reperfusion. Myocardial blush grade (MBG) is an angiographic measure of myocardial perfusion. We hypothesized that optimal angiographic reperfusion is defined by TIMI 3 flow and MBG 2 or 3. METHODS AND RESULTS In 924 consecutive patients with TIMI 3 flow after angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction, we… CONTINUE READING
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