Impact of Initial Culprit Vessel Flow on Infarct Size, Microvascular Obstruction, and Myocardial Salvage in Acute Reperfused ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

@article{Joost2016ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of Initial Culprit Vessel Flow on Infarct Size, Microvascular Obstruction, and Myocardial Salvage in Acute Reperfused ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.},
  author={Alexander Joost and Thomas Stiermaier and Charlotte Eitel and Georg Fuernau and Suzanne de Waha and Steffen Desch and Holger Thiele and Ingo Eitel},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={118 9},
  pages={1316-1322}
}
Data on the impact of initial Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) flow in the culprit coronary artery on myocardial damage after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are limited. Aim of this multicenter study was, therefore, to elucidate the impact of TIMI flow grade before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on infarct size (IS… CONTINUE READING