Myocardial Reperfusion D015425

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques, and Equipment [E] » Surgical Procedures, Operative [E04] » Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures » Reperfusion » Myocardial Reperfusion

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques, and Equipment [E] » Investigative Techniques [E05] » Perfusion » Reperfusion » Myocardial Reperfusion

Description

Generally, restoration of blood supply to heart tissue which is ischemic due to decrease in normal blood supply. The decrease may result from any source including atherosclerotic obstruction, narrowing of the artery, or surgical clamping. Reperfusion can be induced to treat ischemia. Methods include chemical dissolution of an occluding thrombus, administration of vasodilator drugs, angioplasty, catheterization, and artery bypass graft surgery. However, it is thought that reperfusion can itself further damage the ischemic tissue, causing MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.   MeSH

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