New Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction Applicable After Complex Percutaneous Coronary Interventions?
Didier Locca, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Giuseppe Ferrante, Alessio La Manna, Niall G Keenan, Agata Grasso, Peter Barlis, Francesca Del Furia, Sanjay K Prasad, Juan Carlos Kaski, Dudley J Pennell, Carlo Di Mario
JACC-CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2010
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to characterize myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) based on cardiac marker elevation as recommended by the new universal definition and on the detection of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). It is also assessed whether baseline inflammatory biomarkers are higher in patients developing myocardial injury. BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance accurately assesses infarct size. Baseline C-reactive protein (CRP) and neopterin predict prognosis after stent implantation. METHODS: Consecutive patients with baseline troponin (Tn) I within normal limits and no LGE in the target vessel unde..View full abstract
Dr. Locca received a grant from the Fondation Vaudoise de Cardiologie. Dr. La Manna was the recipient of the research fellowship from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Dr. Ferrante received a research grant from the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) in 2007. Dr. Keenan is supported by Corda, the heart charity.