Division of Cardiology

Nitric Oxide for Myocardial Infarction Treatment During Angioplasty

Nitric oxide, which has had a saliatory effect in other cardiac-related areas, may aid myocardial salvage if administered in a timely manner during myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction during angioplasty generally results in significant myocardial necrosis. Methods of myocardial salvage in this event do not yet exist.

Einstein-Montefiore investigators are examining the potential of nitric oxide inhaled by the patient experiencing myocardial infarction during primary angioplasty. Researchers examine MRI results at 3 days and 30 days to determine the extent of myocardial salvage.

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