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The relationship between intermittent left bundle-branch block and slow coronary flow in a patient presenting with acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  20479640     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) is characterized by delayed opacification of coronary vessels in a normal coronary angiogram. The incidence of CSFP is reportedly 1% among patients undergoing coronary angiography, and is more prevalent in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Over 80% of patients with CSFP experience recurrent chest pain. A relationship between CSFP and ventricular arrhythmias has also been reported. Left bundle-branch block (LBBB) is a strong, independent predictor of heart failure, sudden cardiac death, cardiovascular death, and all-cause death. New onset LBBB has also been shown to be prognostic for patients with ACS, and should be considered in risk stratification to identify high-risk patients. We report intermittent LBBB associated with CSFP in a patient presenting with ACS. We propose that LBBB may be a result of coronary ischemia secondary to CSFP in left anterior descending coronary artery and that intermittent LBBB may have a prognostic role for detecting coronary ischemia.
Sadik Acikel; Ozlem Akcinar Bozkaya; Ramazan Akdemir
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
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Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Ministry of Health Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Research and Educational Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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