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Rescue PTCA for a totally occluded left main coronary artery in acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock: technical success and long-term survival.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9286513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was performed after failed thrombolysis in a 54-year-old man for total occlusion of the left main coronary artery in the setting of acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock. The procedure was successful in terms of vessel recanalization and restoration of flow. The recovery of muscle function was limited due to the time lag between onset of symptoms and recanalization. This case highlights the crucial role of early identification and prompt referral of patients with extensive ischemia to centers with the capability for emergency percutaneous revascularization procedures.
L La Vecchia; A Castellani; F Bedogni; M Vincenzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:    1997 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-14     Completed Date:  1997-10-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Università di Verona, Italia.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy*
Myocardial Reperfusion
Shock, Cardiogenic / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy*

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