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Incidence and management of "no-reflow" following percutaneous coronary interventions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15711424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
No-reflow is a complex condition associated with inadequate myocardial perfusion of the coronary artery in the absence of epicardial obstruction. It can occur in several settings, including percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in complex thrombotic lesions of native arteries and vein grafts and in primary angioplasty. The causes of no-reflow are not completely understood, and current treatments consist of intracoronary vasodilators, antithrombotic therapies, and mechanical devices (including aspiration thrombectomy catheters and embolic protection devices).
R V Kelly; M G Cohen; G A Stouffer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Clinical Conference; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  329     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-15     Completed Date:  2005-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-85     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7075, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology*
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy,  physiopathology*,  therapy
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0/Cardiovascular Agents

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