Angiographic assessment of microvascular perfusion-Myocardial blush in clinical practice

Porto, Italo, Hamilton-Craig, Christian, Brancati, Marta, Burzotta, Francesco, Galiuto, Leonarda and Crea, Filippo (2010) Angiographic assessment of microvascular perfusion-Myocardial blush in clinical practice. American Heart Journal, 160 6: 1015-1022. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2010.08.009


Author Porto, Italo
Hamilton-Craig, Christian
Brancati, Marta
Burzotta, Francesco
Galiuto, Leonarda
Crea, Filippo
Title Angiographic assessment of microvascular perfusion-Myocardial blush in clinical practice
Journal name American Heart Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-8703
1097-6744
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2010.08.009
Volume 160
Issue 6
Start page 1015
End page 1022
Total pages 8
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Mosby
Language eng
Abstract Assessment of myocardial “blush” by either Myocardial Blush Grade or TIMI Myocardial Perfusion Grade, is the angiographic method currently preferred to confirm myocardial tissue-level perfusion after primary percutaneous intervention. This review focuses on the utility of angiographic “blush” as a simple, widely available, and virtually costless technique for the immediate diagnosis of microvascular impairment at the time of acute catheterization. We comprehensively outline the available evidence behind the “blush,” its use in clinical practice, and draw comparisons with other new technologies for assessment of microvascular integrity.
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Medicine Publications
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