Article Abstract

Immediate non-culprit vessel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock: a swinging pendulum

Authors: Juan J. Russo, Akshay Bagai, Michel R. Le May, Andrew T. Yan

Abstract

Revascularization of the culprit vessel in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reduces morbidity and mortality (1,2). Approximately 50% of AMI patients also have significant stenoses in non-infarct related arteries (3). Although multivessel disease is common in patients with AMI and is associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, the management approach to non-infarct related arteries in AMI patients with multivessel disease has not been well established (3,4).