publication . Article . 1996

The Myth of the Myocardial ‘Infarctlet’ During Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization Procedures

Abdelmeguid, A. E.; Eric Topol;
  • Published: 15 Dec 1996
One of the most controversial issues in interventional cardiology today is whether small MIs, diagnosed by enzymatic abnormalities coincident with percutaneous coronary interventional procedures, are clinically relevant.1 2 3 4 5 Among interventional cardiologists, the commonly used term “infarctlet” implies a small and insignificant event. However, the importance of these myocardial infarctlets after coronary revascularization procedures is both understudied and underappreciated, despite the well-established prognostic importance of even small enzymatic infarctions in the setting of unstable angina6 or after acute MI.7 The controversy is related in part to the ...
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