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The Open-Artery Hypothesis: An Overview.
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PMID:  10639257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The open artery hypothesis postulates salutary effects distinct from myocardial salvage referable to infarct related arterial patency. Short and long term clinical trials, as well as studies in animal models have suggested clinical benefit in patients with sustained infarct related arterial patency. Mechanisms of benefit are not entirely clear, but probably relate to mitigation of post infarction left ventricular remodeling and improvement in several electrophysiologic parameters. The effect of infarct related arterial patency on post infarction prognosis, presumed mechanisms of benefit and noninvasive assessment of arterial patency are summarized in this review.
Kimmelstiel; Salem
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Title:  Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1573-742X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thromb. Thrombolysis     Publication Date:  1997  
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Created Date:  2000-01-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9502018     Medline TA:  J Thromb Thrombolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  227-237     Citation Subset:  -    
Tufts University School of Medicine; Adult Cardiac Catheterization, Laboratory and Ambulatory Cardiology, New England Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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