Impaired coronary flow and left ventricular dysfunction after mechanical recanalization in acute myocardial infarction: role of neurohumoral activation?

Background: Reopening of the infarct-related coronary artery is the treatment of choice in the clinical setting of acute myocardial infarction. Nevertheless the removal of the total occlusion obtained either by thrombolysis or by primary angioplasty is followed by the ischemia/reperfusion sequelae. One of many proposed mechanisms playing a role in ischemia… CONTINUE READING