Relation between late patency of the infarct-related artery, left ventricular function, and clinical outcomes after primary percutaneous intervention for acute myocardial infarction (CADILLAC trial).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The importance of sustained patency of the infarct-related artery after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction is controversial. We examined serial measures of left ventricular function and clinical outcomes in 280 patients with an initially occluded infarct artery in whom Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction trial grade 3 flow was achieved and routine follow-up angiography was performed 7 months after percutaneous coronary intervention. Reocclusion of the infarct artery was associated with decreased event-free survival, and the degree of restenosis was an independent predictor of the lack in improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction over time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Halkin, A; Aymong, E; Cox, DA; Mehran, R; Lansky, AJ; Fahy, M; Weisz, G; Garcia, E; Tcheng, JE; Grines, CL; Stone, GW

Published Date

  • February 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 353

PubMed ID

  • 14759389

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2003.10.019


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States