Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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