Different inflammatory profile in young and elderly STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI): Its influence on no-reflow and mortality.

Affiliation

CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G. Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Coronary no-reflow phenomenon in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with a poor clinical prognosis. Although its pathophysiology is not fully elucidated, a deregulated systemic inflammatory response plays an important role. Specifically, the relationship between age-associated differences in inflammatory markers and either no-reflow or mortality in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) has never been investigated.

Keywords

Elderly patients,Inflammation,No-reflow phenomenon,ST-elevation myocardial infarction,

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