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Percutaneous coronary intervention and the no-reflow phenomenon.

Abstract:

No-reflow during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is observed most commonly during saphenous vein graft intervention, rotational atherectomy and primary PCI for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The contributions of distal embolization and ischemia/reperfusion injury to the pathogenesis of no-reflow vary in these settings, as does prevention and management. Prevention of no-reflow in these high-risk groups is the best treatment strategy, employing antiplatelet agents, vasodila...

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10.1586/14779072.5.4.715

Authors


van Gaal, WJ More by this author
Banning, AP More by this author
Journal:
Expert review of cardiovascular therapy
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
715-731
Publication date:
2007-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-8344
ISSN:
1477-9072
URN:
uuid:ccbd858e-27d2-4aea-bb9a-7ea2c8035776
Source identifiers:
236698
Local pid:
pubs:236698

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