Myocardial blush grade: a predictor for major adverse cardiac events after primary PTCA with stent implantation for acute myocardial infarction


Kaya M. G. , Arslan F., Abaci A., van der Heijden G., Timurkay-Nak T., Cengel A.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.62, no.5, pp.445-451, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.62.5.2023406
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-451

Abstract

Objectives - Optimal myocardial reperfusion is of great importance for survival of patients with AMI undergoing PTCA. According to the Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 3 score, restoration of epicardial flow is achieved in the majority of patients. However, the myocardial blush grade (MBG) may offer additional information for survival. Therefore, we sought to determine whether myocardial blush grades were associated with MACE during follow-up in a high-risk AMI population undergoing primary PTCA with stent implantation.