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Myocardial contrast echocardiography accurately reflects transmurality of myocardial necrosis and predicts contractile reserve after acute myocardial infarction.

Janardhanan, R; Moon, JC; Pennell, DJ; Senior, R; (2005) Myocardial contrast echocardiography accurately reflects transmurality of myocardial necrosis and predicts contractile reserve after acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J , 149 (2) 355 - 362. 10.1016/j.ahj.2004.06.018.

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Abstract

Both myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can identify myocardial necrosis after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, transmural extent of infarction (TEI) correlates of myocardial perfusion by MCE after AMI are unknown. We sought to ascertain the ability of MCE to (1) predict TEI as defined by contrast-enhanced CMR and (2) to compare the relative accuracy of these techniques to predict contractile reserve late after AMI.

Type:Article
Title:Myocardial contrast echocardiography accurately reflects transmurality of myocardial necrosis and predicts contractile reserve after acute myocardial infarction.
Location:United States
DOI:10.1016/j.ahj.2004.06.018
Language:English
Keywords:Echocardiography, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Contraction, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardium, Necrosis, Observer Variation, Phospholipids, Sulfur Hexafluoride, Thrombolytic Therapy
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science

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