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The central role of conventional 12-lead ECG for the assessment of microvascular obstruction after percutaneous myocardial revascularization.
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PMID:  24290322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Guidelines report that the optimal treatment for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) when performed timely by trained operators. Yet, the reopening of the infarct-related artery (IRA) is not always followed by myocardial reperfusion. This phenomenon is most commonly called "no-reflow", is caused by microvascular obstruction (MVO) and is associated to a worse outcome. Electrocardiogram (ECG) is crucial for the diagnosis of STEMI, but is also useful for the assessment of MVO. In this review we summarize ECG-derived parameters associated to MVO and their prognostic relevance.
Fabio Infusino; Giampaolo Niccoli; Francesco Fracassi; Marco Roberto; Elena Falcioni; Gaetano A Lanza; Filippo Crea
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
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Created Date:  2013-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013.
Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
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