TIMI flow grade 3

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and Keywords: TIMI 3, TIMI 3 flow, TIMI 3 flow grade, TFG 3, TFG3

Overview

TIMI grade 3 flow is defined as complete perfusion. Antegrade flow into the bed distal to the obstruction occurs as promptly as antegrade flow into the bed proximal to the obstruction, and clearance of contrast material from the involved bed is as rapid as clearance from an uninvolved bed in the same vessel or the opposite artery.[1] [2] [3]

Example

Shown below is a coronary angiogram demonstrating TIMI flow grade 3 in the RCA.

TIMI flow grade 3 in the right coronary artery

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References

  1. Gibson, CM; Ryan, K; Sparano, A; Rizzo, M; Moynihan, J; Kelley, M; Marble, SJ; Dodge, JT; Antman, EM. Methodologic drift in the assessment of TIMI grade 3 flow and its implications with respect to the reporting of angiographic trial results. Am Heart J. 1999;137:1179–1184. PMID 10347349
  2. Gibson CM, Cannon CP, Daley WL, Dodge JT Jr, Alexander B Jr, Marble SJ, McCabe CH, Raymond L, Fortin T, Poole WK, Braunwald E. TIMI frame count: a quantitative method of assessing coronary artery flow. Circulation. 1996 Mar 1;93(5):879-88. PMID 8598078
  3. Gibson CM, Murphy S, Menown IB, Sequeira RF, Greene R, Van de Werf F, Schweiger MJ, Ghali M, Frey MJ, Ryan KA, Marble SJ, Giugliano RP, Antman EM, Cannon CP, Braunwald E. Determinants of coronary blood flow after thrombolytic administration. TIMI Study Group. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1999 Nov 1;34(5):1403-12. PMID 10551685

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