Tools for noninvasive assessment of coronary arterial reperfusion.

Journal Article

For patients with acute myocardial infarction, the presence of a patent infarct-related coronary artery may be the most sensitive single predictor of clinical outcome and patient survival. Coronary angiography is the most direct means of assessing reperfusion status; however, availability, cost, and risk are potential concerns. Noninvasive markers are emerging which can reliably and rapidly determine vessel patency, circumventing the need for routine angiography.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Becker, RC

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

  • Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 408