Disappearance of the 'no-reflow' phenomenon after adjunctive intracoronary administration of nicorandil in a patient with acute myocardial infarction

Yasuhiko Sakata, Kazuhisa Kodama, Fuminobu Ishikura, Kazuo Komamura, Shinji Hasegawa, Yasushi Sakata, Atsushi Hirayama

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
JournalJAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Myocardial infarction
  • No-reflow
  • Potassium channel opener
  • Reperfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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