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Julian Strange

and Andreas Baumbach

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date: 03 December 2020

The no-reflow phenomenon is associated with significant cardiac consequences: poor functional recovery, ongoing or recurrent ischaemia, and increased short-term mortality. It occurs rarely in elective percutaneous interventions, but far more frequently in patients who present with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is in these patients, where primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) has become the gold standard that has most recently highlighted the phenomenon as it is commonly visualized in real time by the interventional cardiologist.

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