Published in Telemedicine Law Weekly, August 26th, 2006
Study 1: Myocardial perfusion imaging immediately after successful PCI can identify patients at increased risk for large infarcts due to impaired tissue perfusion.
Investigators in Denmark report, "Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction results in TIMI 3 flow in most patients. However, despite TIMI 3 flow, some patients do not achieve adequate tissue perfusion and have large infarctions. Techniques that, in the acute setting, could identify these patients' at increased risk would potentially enable specific...
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