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Late opening of the infarct related artery: an open or shut case?
  1. Z R Yousef1,
  2. M S Marber2,
  3. S R Redwood3
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiology, The Rayne Institute, Kings College London, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Simon Redwood
    Cardiothoracic Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK;


Is there a place for the late opening of infarct related arteries, beyond the time window for myocardial salvage?

  • ESV, end systolic volume
  • IRA, infarct related artery
  • ISIS-II, second international study of infarct survival
  • LAD, left anterior descending coronary artery
  • MI, myocardial infarction
  • SAVE, survival and ventricular enlargement
  • TAMI, thrombolysis and angioplasty in myocardial infarction
  • TIMI, thrombolysis in myocardial infarction
  • TOMIIS, total occlusion post-myocardial infarction intervention study
  • infarct related artery
  • myocardial infarction

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