Relationship between R-wave peak time and no-reflow in ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with a primary percutaneous coronary intervention

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ObjectivesCoronary no-reflow (NR) is observed in nearly half of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients who undergo a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) despite epicardial coronary vessel patency. Several methods used to define NR include thrombolysis in myocardial infarction grade, corrected thrombolysis in myocardial infarction frame count, myocardial blush grade, ST-segment resolution, contrast echocardiography, and MRI. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between NR and R-wave peak time (RWPT) measured from infarct-related artery leadsMethodWe enrolled 282 consecutive STEMI patients treated with pPCI in Kafkas University Hospital from January 2014 to January 2015. After exclusion, the remaining 233 patients were included in the study populationResultsPatients were divided into two groups according to the development of NR. We observed that increased preprocedural (31 (27–37) vs 27 (21–30) p<0,001) and postprocedural RWPT(35±7 vs 22±6 p<0,001) was associated with the development of NR and preprocedural RWPT(OR: 1.254 95% CI: 1.104–1.425 p<0,001) was found to be independent predictor of NR. The association between postprocedural RWPT and angiographic NR was statistically noninferior to that between ST-segment resolution % and NR(difference between area under curves: 0.0232, p= 0.38)Conclusionthe present study is the first to report a significant correlation between NR and RWPT in STEMI patients treated with primary pPCI

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