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Myocardial Reperfusion

"Myocardial Reperfusion" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Generally, restoration of blood supply to heart tissue which is ischemic due to decrease in normal blood supply. The decrease may result from any source including atherosclerotic obstruction, narrowing of the artery, or surgical clamping. Reperfusion can be induced to treat ischemia. Methods include chemical dissolution of an occluding thrombus, administration of vasodilator drugs, angioplasty, catheterization, and artery bypass graft surgery. However, it is thought that reperfusion can itself further damage the ischemic tissue, causing MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Myocardial Reperfusion" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Myocardial Reperfusion" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 223 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2007 and 2008
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