Detection of TIMI-3 flow before mechanical reperfusion with ultrasonic tissue characterization in patients with anterior wall acute myocardial infarction.

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BACKGROUND Spontaneous coronary reperfusion with TIMI-3 flow is associated with favorable clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We investigated the ability of analyzing cardiac cycle-dependent variation of myocardial integrated backscatter (IBS) for predicting spontaneous reperfusion in anterior AMI. METHODS AND RESULTS We… (More)

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@article{Iwakura2003DetectionOT, title={Detection of TIMI-3 flow before mechanical reperfusion with ultrasonic tissue characterization in patients with anterior wall acute myocardial infarction.}, author={Katsuomi Iwakura and Hiroshi Ito and Shigeo Kawano and Atsushi Okamura and Katsuaki Asano and Tadashi Kuroda and Koji Tanaka and Tohru Masuyama and Masatsugu Hori and Kenshi Fujii}, journal={Circulation}, year={2003}, volume={107 25}, pages={3159-64} }