Impact of diabetes mellitus on myocardial perfusion after primary angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Prasad2005ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of diabetes mellitus on myocardial perfusion after primary angioplasty in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Abhiram Prasad and Gregg Whitney Stone and Thomas D. Stuckey and Costantino Ortiz Costantini and Peter J. Zimetbaum and Michael G McLaughlin and Roxana Mehran and Eulogio Garc{\'i}a and James E. Tcheng and David Alan Cox and Cindy Lee Grines and Alexandra J Lansky and Bernard J. Gersh},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={508-14}
}
OBJECTIVES We investigated the impact of diabetes mellitus on myocardial perfusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) utilizing myocardial blush grade (MBG) and ST-segment elevation resolution (STR). BACKGROUND Diabetes is an independent predictor of outcomes after primary PCI for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Whether the poor prognosis is due to lower rates of myocardial reperfusion is unknown. METHODS Reperfusion success in those with and without diabetes mellitus… CONTINUE READING