Title: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management of the No-Reflow Phenomenon
Date: August 15, 2019
No-reflow is the problem that even after opening up a large occluded coronary artery in the setting of a heart attack, by placing a stent or using a clot busting drug, the small coronary arteries in the wall of the heart may remain blocked. This is called no-reflow and is a bad prognosticator, associated with death and heart failure. In this paper we provide information on how to diagnose and treat this devastating consequence of heart attacks.