Effect of pre-infarction angina on ventricular late potentials in patients with acute myocardial infarction and successful thrombolysis

Evrengul H., Kayikcioglu M. , Can L. H. , Payzin S., Kultursay H.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.58, no.4, pp.295-301, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.58.4.2005286
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-301


Objective - Pre-infarction angina is considered as a good clinical model of ischaemic preconditioning which facilitates myocardial protection. Late potentials (LP) have prognostic significance following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is also well established that thrombolytic therapy reduces the incidence of LP. Our aim was to evaluate the relationship between pre-infarction angina and LP in patients receiving successful thrombolytic therapy.