Angiographic assessment of microvascular perfusion--myocardial blush in clinical practice

Italo Porto, Christian Hamilton Craig, Marta Francesca Brancati, Francesco Burzotta, Leonarda Galiuto, Filippo Crea

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1015-1022
Numero di pagine8
RivistaAmerican Heart Journal
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010


  • angiographic perfusion


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