Clinical and procedural predictors of no-reflow phenomenon after primary percutaneous coronary interventions: experience at a single center.

@article{Kirma2008ClinicalAP,
  title={Clinical and procedural predictors of no-reflow phenomenon after primary percutaneous coronary interventions: experience at a single center.},
  author={Cevat Kirma and Akin I. Izgi and Cihan Dundar and Ali Cevat Tanalp and Vecih Oduncu and Soe Moe Aung and Kenan Sonmez and B{\"u}lent Mutlu and Nihal Ozdemir and Vedat Erentuğ},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={716-21}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to identify clinical factors, angiographic findings, and procedural features that predict no-reflow phenomenon (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow grade < or =2) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who undergo primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS A series of 382 consecutive patients with AMI underwent primary PCI within 12 h of symptom onset. Patients with ischemic symptoms continuing for more… CONTINUE READING