myocardial blush

An angiographic term referring to the adequacy of perfusion and blood flow through an area served by a coronary artery; the longer the blush persists, the poorer the blood flow

myocardial blush

Cardiology The angiographic opacification of the myocardial microvasculature or vessels, the size of which can be planimetered so that the total area of the blush can be determined
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De Luca et al13 found that pre-PCI good TIMI flow was strongly related to post-procedural TIMI 3 flow, myocardial blush grade 2-3 and lower enzymatic infarct size.
Other variables associated with mortality after PCI, such as ST-segment resolution, myocardial blush grade, thrombolysis in myocardial infarction flow grade, and hemodynamic data were not studied.
Time-to-treatment significantly affects the extent of ST-segment resolution and myocardial blush in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty.
TMP grades were defined as: Zero - minimal or no myocardial blush, 1 - dye stains the myocardium and this stain persists on the next injection, 2 - dye enters the myocardium but washes out slowly and strongly persists at the end of injection, 3 - normal entrance and exit of dye in the myocardium.
Relation of coronary flow pattern to myocardial blush grade in patients with first acute myocardial infarction.
After aspiration thrombectomy, TIMI III flow and a myocardial blush grade (MBG) score of 2 were achieved (Fig.
The primary endpoints of the DEAR-MI study were a comparison of myocardial reperfusion according to ST-segment resolution and myocardial blush grade.
The next important step for operators is to ensure a high-quality result for their STEMI procedures, one that achieves an excellent myocardial blush grade, a compulsive thrombectomy and restoration of left ventricular function, and achieve such results with consistency both during working hours as well as during off hours and on weekends.
We hypothesized that myocardial blush area times MPG (total blush) would be more accurate than simple MPG, and yield better prognostic information.
The primary endpoint is a combination of ST resolution, which is resolution of the EKG ST wave elevation injury pattern and the amount of distal embolization as measured by myocardial blush scores.