Baseline platelet reactivity in acute myocardial infarction treated with primary angioplasty--influence on myocardial reperfusion, left ventricular performance, and clinical events.

@article{Huczek2007BaselinePR,
  title={Baseline platelet reactivity in acute myocardial infarction treated with primary angioplasty--influence on myocardial reperfusion, left ventricular performance, and clinical events.},
  author={Zenon Huczek and Krzysztof Jerzy Filipiak and Janusz Kochman and Radoslaw Piatkowski and Marcin Grabowski and Marek Roik and Lukasz Andrzej Malek and Pawel Jaworski and Grzegorz Opolski},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={154 1},
  pages={62-70}
}
BACKGROUND Platelet reactivity is believed to play a key role in the pathophysiology of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We sought to determine whether platelet reactivity predicts impaired myocardial reperfusion, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, and clinical events in an unselected group of patients with STEMI. METHODS Platelet reactivity was measured before primary angioplasty in 125 consecutive patients with the use of Platelet Function Analyzer-100. Six-month follow… CONTINUE READING