Multi-vessel stenting during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction

@article{Khattab2007MultivesselSD,
  title={Multi-vessel stenting during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction},
  author={Ahmed A. F. Khattab and M. Sh. Abdel-wahab and Caroline R{\"o}ther and Branislav L{\'i}{\vs}ka and Ralph Toelg and Guido Kassner and Volker Geist and Gert H Richardt},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={97},
  pages={32-38}
}
Recanalization of the culprit lesion is the main goal of primary angioplasty for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and multivessel disease are, therefore, usually subjected to staged procedures, with the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) confined to recanalization of the infarct-related artery (IRA). Theoretically at least, early relief of stenoses of non-infarctrelated arteries could promote collateral… CONTINUE READING