Effects of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition on microvascular flow after coronary reperfusion. A quantitative myocardial contrast echocardiography study.

@article{Kunichika2004EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition on microvascular flow after coronary reperfusion. A quantitative myocardial contrast echocardiography study.},
  author={Hideki Kunichika and Ori Ben-Yehuda and St{\'e}phane Lafitte and Naomi Kunichika and Barry Peters and Anthony N. Demaria},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={276-83}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effect of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition (GPI) on microvascular flow after coronary occlusion/reperfusion using quantitative myocardial contrast echocardiography (QMCE). BACKGROUND Platelets may play a major role in the dissociation of epicardial artery recanalization and tissue-level reperfusion, referred to as the "no-reflow phenomenon." Therefore, GPI might improve myocardial reperfusion, distinct from its effects on epicardial patency.T METHOD: hree-hour… CONTINUE READING
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