ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.219, no.1, pp.334-341, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
Uric acid, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Primary percutaneous coronary intervention, ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, NO-REFLOW PHENOMENON, REACTIVE PROTEIN-LEVELS, PRIMARY PERCUTANEOUS INTERVENTION, MEAN PLATELET VOLUME, TO-BALLOON TIME, ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, VENTRICULAR-FUNCTION, XANTHINE-OXIDASE, HEALTHY-ADULTS
Objective: Uric acid has been shown as a predictor and an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease, but little is known regarding the association of uric acid levels with coronary blood flow in STEMI. We hypothesized that elevated uric acid levels would be associated with impaired flow and perfusion in the setting of STEMI treated with primary PCI.