Relationship between plaque composition and no-reflow phenomenon following primary angioplasty in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction--analysis with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.

@article{Ohshima2009RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between plaque composition and no-reflow phenomenon following primary angioplasty in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction--analysis with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound.},
  author={Kousei Ohshima and Shuntaro Ikeda and Kouki Watanabe and Kenichi Yamane and Naoki Izumi and Ken Ishibashi and Kiyotaka Ohshima and Mareomi Hamada},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={205-13}
}
BACKGROUND The angiographic no-reflow phenomenon after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries a poor prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the type of plaque composition that associates with the angiographic no-reflow phenomenon remains unclear. METHODS A total of 44 patients with STEMI were enrolled in this study. After thrombectomy with an aspiration catheter, virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) of the… CONTINUE READING