Reperfusion arrhythmias during coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction predict ST-segment resolution.

@article{Ilia2003ReperfusionAD,
  title={Reperfusion arrhythmias during coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction predict ST-segment resolution.},
  author={Reuben Ilia and Guy Amit and Carlos Cafri and Harel Gilutz and A Abu-ful and Jean Marc Weinstein and Sergey Yaroslavtsev and Moche Gueron and Doron Zahger},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={439-41}
}
BACKGROUND Despite early recanalization of an occluded infarct-related artery, myocardial reperfusion may remain impaired due to microvascular injury. Reperfusion arrhythmias may indicate successful microvascular reperfusion. METHODS Microvascular reperfusion was assessed prospectively in 42 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by evaluation of the resolution of ST-segment elevation (<50% of initial level) immediately after successful coronary… CONTINUE READING