Incomplete, delayed functional recovery late after reperfusion following acute myocardial infarction: "maimed myocardium".

@article{Boden1995IncompleteDF,
  title={Incomplete, delayed functional recovery late after reperfusion following acute myocardial infarction: "maimed myocardium".},
  author={William E. Boden and W. Douglas Brooks and Chester Conrad and Oscar H. L. Bing and William B. Hood},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={922-32}
}
The objective of the current editorial is to introduce a new concept ("maimed myocardium") that we believe describes more accurately the incomplete, delayed recovery of LV function that may occur late after reperfusion after AMI. It has been demonstrated previously that myocardium remains viable for a prolonged period in many patients with nonsustained coronary occlusion, despite the occurrence of myocardial necrosis; late reperfusion may result in myocardial salvage in reversibly ischemic… CONTINUE READING
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