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Primary Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Among Acute STEMI Cases: Predictors for No Re-Flow

Hassanain M. S. Abdulameer Almustafa
College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
Ali Jaber Aboob Al-Mamoori
College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
Ameer Ahmed Aljubawii
College of Medicine, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
Hayder Abdul-Amir Makki Al-Hindy
Ass. Prof., College of Pharmacy, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq.


Background: no reflow has been recognized as a serious primary percutaneous coronary intervention-associated complication, its incidence is related with poor clinical consequences. The goal of the present research is to evaluate the angiographic and clinical determinants of no-reflow. Methods: The clinical and angiographic characteristics of cases of primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction at the Shaheedul-Mihrab center between January 2015 and September 2016, were retrospectively evaluated. Results: There were 11.5% no-reflow cases. While diabetes, smoking history, sex category, and infarct location did not affect the probability of no-reflow, a history of hypertension and older age did. A higher syntactic score, a greater thrombus burden, and a low primary TIMI flow were all corelated with no re-flow.

Keywords: re-flow, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, PCI, STEMI, percutaneous coronary intervention. ,


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