Mild myocardial stunning affects platelet aggregation and certain hemostatic factors in swine.

Myocardial stunning is characterized by transient contractile dysfunction occurring subsequent to an episode of ischemia followed by reperfusion. Platelet activation and hemostatic abnormalities have been described in patients with unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction, however, their role in the pathogenesis of myocardial stunning is unknown. The… CONTINUE READING