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Impact of electrical neurostimulation on persistent ST elevation after successful reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17631890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To study the effect of electrical neurostimulation on the ST segment shift in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) with residual ST elevation after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: After primary PCI, 38 patients with STEMI were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 received 15 minutes of active neurostimulation after the baseline electrocardiogram (ECG); group 2 received 15 minutes of active neurostimulation after 15 minutes of nonactive neurostimulation. RESULTS: In group 1, ST elevation decreased with neurostimulation from 0.65 +/- 0.56 to 0.55 +/- 0.51 (P = .02) and to 0.50 +/- 0.52 (P = .01) without electrical neurostimulation. In group 2, ST elevation changed without neurostimulation from 0.37 +/- 0.32 to 0.33 +/- 0.30 (P = NS) and to 0.28 +/- 0.27 (P = .01) with electrical neurostimulation. In a posthoc analysis, 17 responders had higher ST elevation at the ECG before active electrical neurostimulation than 21 nonresponders (P = .001). CONCLUSION: Electrical neurostimulation may result in significant additional reduction of ST elevation in STEMI after reperfusion treatment, in particular in patients with marked ST elevation on the first ECG after successful primary PCI.
Jessica de Vries; Tone Svilaas; Mike J L DeJongste; Wybe Nieuwland; Erna W Hoekstra-Mars; Felix Zijlstra
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-12     Completed Date:  2007-12-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  522-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis,  etiology*,  prevention & control*
Electric Stimulation Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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