Early infarct artery collateral flow does not improve long-term survival following thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Nicolau1999EarlyIA,
  title={Early infarct artery collateral flow does not improve long-term survival following thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Carlos Nicolau and Paulo Roberto Nogueira and Marcello Alves Pinto and Carlos Vicente Serrano and S{\'e}rgio A C Garzon},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
It is known that acutely developed collaterals can prevent the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the presence of a total coronary occlusion. However, there still is controversy concerning long-term follow-up of coronary collateral circulation to the infarct-related artery. In this study we analyze the prognostic role of collateral flow (degrees 0 to 3) as well as anterograde flow (degrees 0 to 3) in patients with AMI treated with thrombolytic therapy. Four hundred twenty-two… CONTINUE READING
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