Adjunctive intracoronary administration of nicorandil, an ATP-sensitive potassium channel opener, after successful coronary revascularization was performed in a 54-year-old patient with acute myocardial infarction. The 'no- reflow' phenomenon disappeared after nicorandil administration and significant functional recovery of the infarcted myocardium was achieved. This suggests that nicorandil could eliminate the 'no-reflow' phenomenon after successful coronary revascularization.
- Myocardial infarction
- Potassium channel opener
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine