Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1992 May; 72(5): 280-3, 319.
[Dynamic study on superficial blood flow in patients with acute myocardial infarction]
Department of Internal Medicine, Beijing Tong-Ren Hospital.
Fourteen points superficial bloodflow (SBF) of the skin and tongue in 55 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were measured at 12, 24, 36, 48, 60 hours and 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 21, 28 days after AMI by LDF (PF2). The dynamic study on multiple points SBF of 576 times showed that (1) The mean SBF of skin was 1.0 +/- 0.04 (V) at 12 hours after AMI. It occupied 70.5% in the normal control. After therapy at 48 hours of AMI, the mean SBF was increased to 1.20 +/- 0.03 (V), and approximated 85.9% of the control. (2) The mean SBF in patients with cardiogenic shock was 1.04 +/- 0.05 (V), and it was significantly lower than that without complications (P less than 0.01). The mean SBF showed a negative correlation with the nailfold microcirculatory values (P less than 0.0025). There was a negative correlation between "Tanzhong" SBF and cardiac muscle enzyme CPK, GOT, LDH (P less than 0.05). (3) The SBF of acupuncture point "Tanzhong, Erxin" related to the heart might more sensitively represent the cardiac condition in AMI. (4) The SBF of tongue was negatively correlated with GOT (P less than 0.05). (5) Continual peripheral microcirculatory observation and electrocardiographic monitoring would be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of earlier complications of AMI in order to reduce the mortality.