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Reperfusion therapy is a medical treatment to restore blood flow, either through or around, blocked arteries, typically after a heart attack myocardial infarction MI. Reperfusion therapy includes drugs and surgery. The drugs are thrombolytics and fibrinolytics used in a process called thrombolysis. Surgeries performed may be minimally-invasive endovascular procedures such as a percutaneous coronary intervention PCI , followed by a coronary angioplasty. The angioplasty uses the insertion of a balloon to open up the artery, with the possible additional use of one or more stents. ST elevations indicate a completely blocked artery needing immediate reperfusion.
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Aetna considers SPECT experimental and investigational for all other non-cardiac indications, including any of the following, because its diagnostic value has not been established in the peer-reviewed medical literature in these situations:. Cardiac Indications : Aetna considers SPECT medically necessary for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and for the assessment of prognosis in persons with coronary artery disease except as outlined in "exclusion criteria" below. Aetna considers myocardial sympathetic innervation imaging, with or without SPECT, experimental and investigational because its effectiveness has not been established.
This provides an alternative to cardiac bypass surgery for selected patients with ischemic heart disease. See also heart. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty PTCA.