Hyperaemic microvascular resistance predicts clinical outcome and microvascular injury after myocardial infarction

de Waard G. A. , Fahrni G., de Wit D., Kitabata H., Williams R., Patel N., ...More

HEART, vol.104, no.2, pp.127-134, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/heartjnl-2017-311431
  • Title of Journal : HEART
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-134


Objectives Early detection of microvascular dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) could identify patients at high risk of adverse clinical outcome, who may benefit from adjunctive treatment. Our objective was to compare invasively measured coronary flow reserve (CFR) and hyperaemic microvascular resistance (HMR) for their predictive power of long-term clinical outcome and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)-defined microvascular injury (MVI).