Incidence and management of "no-reflow" following percutaneous coronary interventions

R. V. Kelly, M. G. Cohen, G. A. Stouffer

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No-reflow is a complex condition associated with inadequate myocardial perfusion of the coronary artery in the absence of epicardial obstruction. It can occur in several settings, including percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in complex thrombotic lesions of native arteries and vein grafts and in primary angioplasty. The causes of no-reflow are not completely understood, and current treatments consist of intracoronary vasodilators, antithrombotic therapies, and mechanical devices (including aspiration thrombectomy catheters and embolic protection devices).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-85
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Distal embolic protection
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • No-reflow
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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