Comparison of two visual angiographic perfusion grades in acute myocardial infarction

Tamás Ungi, Viktor Sasi, Imre Ungi, T. Forster, András Palkó, Attila Nemes

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Abstract

Introduction. Prognosis after opening the obstructed coronary artery in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is influenced by several factors. In routine clinical practice, revascularization is considered to be successful when the restoration of epicardial blood-flow is complete. However, the patent epicardial artery does not always provide functional recovery in the myocardium. There are two visual angiographic grades to assess myocardial perfusion: myocardial blush grade (MBG) and TIMI myocardial perfusion grade (TMP). The aim of our study was to compare these two parameters, how they correlate with short-term indicators of myocardial damage. Patients and methods. The two visual grades were assessed along with enzymatic infarct size as creatine kinase release (CK), echocardiographic left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and ST-segment resolution (STR) in 62 patients with acute myocardial infarction and successful revascularization. Results. Better correlation was found with TMP in case of all clinical parameters (CK: R=-0.687, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-153
Number of pages5
JournalUpsala Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume114
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Myocardial Infarction
Creatine Kinase
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Coronary Vessels
Myocardium
Arteries

Keywords

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Angioplasty
  • Myocardial perfusion

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Comparison of two visual angiographic perfusion grades in acute myocardial infarction. / Ungi, Tamás; Sasi, Viktor; Ungi, Imre; Forster, T.; Palkó, András; Nemes, Attila.

In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 114, No. 3, 2009, p. 149-153.

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Ungi, Tamás ; Sasi, Viktor ; Ungi, Imre ; Forster, T. ; Palkó, András ; Nemes, Attila. / Comparison of two visual angiographic perfusion grades in acute myocardial infarction. In: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 114, No. 3. pp. 149-153.
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