This study investigated whether the no-reflow phenomenon in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with an increase in coronary zero flow pressure (ZFP), a decrease in coronary arterial conductance, or both phenomena. Coronary blood flow velocity and pressure were measured with a Doppler guidewire and a pressure wire, respectively, during vasodilation with adenosine triphosphate after coronary intervention. The data indicate that the no-reflow phenomenon is not necessarily associated with a decrease in coronary arterial conductance but with an increase in ZFP. Greater ZFP is associated with more severe microvascular dysfunction and worse functional outcomes in patients with AMI.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine