Percutaneous coronary intervention increases microvascular resistance in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome

Akdeniz C., Umman S. , Nisanci Y., Umman B. , Bugra Z. , Aslanger E. K. , ...More

EUROINTERVENTION, vol.9, no.2, pp.228-234, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4244/eijv9i2a38
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-234


Aims: In the acute coronary syndrome setting, the interaction between epicardial coronary artery stenosis and microcirculation subtended by the culprit vessel is poorly understood. The purpose of the present study was to assess the immediate impact of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on microvascular resistance (MR) in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).