Use of the TIMI frame count in the assessment of coronary artery blood flow and microvascular function over the past 15 years.
ABSTRACT Since its introduction, the TIMI frame count method has contributed to the understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease. In this article, the evolution of the TFC method and its applicability in the assessment of various therapeutic modalities are described.
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ABSTRACT: A compact, multi-band, multi antenna system was designed and optimized. It has compact size, good performance, good isolation and is very cost effective. MoM is successfully used in the antenna design and optimization. The results agree well with the measurements. The extension of the antenna work was done, to have this kind of antenna system as a GSM/DCS/PCS/UMTS version and a 850/900/1800/1900 quad-band version as well.Antennas, Propagation and EM Theory, 2003. Proceedings. 2003 6th International SYmposium on; 01/2003
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ABSTRACT: Compared with fibrinolysis alone, fibrinolysis followed by immediate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduced clinical events in the Combined Angioplasty and Pharmacological Intervention versus Thrombolysis ALone in Acute Myocardial Infarction (CAPITAL AMI) study. It is unclear whether the benefits go beyond achieving epicardial reperfusion. To determine the differences in ST segment resolution (STR) among patients treated with tenecteplase (TNK)-facilitated PCI compared with patients treated with TNK alone. A formal ST segment analysis was conducted on the 170 patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction in the CAPITAL AMI trial: 86 patients treated with TNK-facilitated PCI were compared with 84 patients who were treated with TNK alone. Epicardial flow measured by percentage with Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 3 flow improved from 52% (pre-PCI) to 89% (post-PCI) in those assigned to facilitated PCI. ST segment resolution was stratified by complete (70% or greater), partial (less than 70% to 30%) or no (less than 30% to 0%) resolution. The baseline mean ST segment elevation was 11.3+/-7.5 mm in the facilitated PCI patients and 11.8+/-7.1 mm in patients with TNK alone (P=0.66). Complete STR in the facilitated PCI patients versus the TNK-alone patients was present in 55.6% versus 54.6%, respectively (P=0.58) at 180 min and 62.0% versus 55.3% (P=0.64), respectively at day 1. The mean STR at 180 min and day 1 were similar in patients who experienced death, reinfarction, recurrent unstable ischemia or stroke at six months compared with patients who remained event free: 56.3% versus 64.6% at 180 min (P=0.40); and 67.7% versus 67.6% at day 1 (P=0.99), respectively. TNK-facilitated PCI did not demonstrate differences in ST segment resolution compared with TNK alone, despite improvement in epicardial flow after PCI. Further studies are required to clarify these findings.The Canadian journal of cardiology 01/2010; 26(1):e7-12. DOI:10.1016/S0828-282X(10)70331-7 · 3.94 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We investigated the relationship between renal function and coronary thrombolysis in myocardial infarction frame count (TFC) in patients with slow coronary flow (SCF). The patient group was composed of 34 patients with SCF. The control group was made up of 34 well-matched individuals who have normal SCF in their coronary arteries. The coronary flow rates of all subjects were documented by TFC. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and corrected GFR (cGFR) were calculated by creatinine clearance according to the Cockcroft-Gault formula. There is no difference in the gender or age of the groups. Blood urea nitrogen and creatinine were significantly higher in the SCF group compared the control group (blood urea nitrogen: 17 ± 6 mg/dL vs. 14 ± 4 mg/dL, p=0.04 and creatine: 0.9 ± 0.1mg/dL vs. 0.7 ± 0.1mg/dL, p=0.01). GFR and cGFR were significantly different between the groups (GFR: 92 ± 28 mL/min vs. 112 ± 27 mL/min, p=0.004 and cGFR: 77 ± 22 mL/min/1.73 m(2)vs. 96 ± 24 mL/min/1.73 m(2), p=0.007). There was a negative correlation between GFR/cGFR and TFC in all coronary arteries. This study shows that impaired renal function is associated with SCF. Patients with SCF have worse renal function compared with patients without SCF.The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences 02/2011; 27(2):55-8. DOI:10.1016/j.kjms.2010.12.003 · 0.81 Impact Factor