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Ischemic postconditioning can reduce myocardial injury following myocardial infarction.
A potential pharmacological agent is the anesthetic Sevoflurane. The investigators' hypothesis is that sevoflurane during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) will reduce infarct size.
Patients with first STEMI that will be treated by primary PCI, will be randomized to sedation with Sevoflurane during the procedure or to usual care.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Oxygen + Sevoflurane, Oxygen (placebo)
London Health Sceinces Centre
Lawson Health Research Institute
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:32-0400
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MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the anterior wall of the heart is involved. Anterior wall myocardial infarction is often caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be categorized as anteroseptal or anterolateral wall myocardial infarction.
A myocardial infarction that does not produce elevations in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM. ST segment elevation of the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
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A clinical syndrome defined by MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA symptoms; persistent elevation in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM; and release of BIOMARKERS of myocardial NECROSIS (e.g., elevated TROPONIN levels). ST segment elevation in the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
An episode of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA that generally lasts longer than a transient anginal episode but that does not usually result in MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
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