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The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation between myocardial perfusion and ST-segment changes in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with successful direct angioplasty.(More)
BACKGROUND To overcome the relatively low accuracy of exercise stress testing (EST) in detecting coronary artery disease (CAD), both echocardiography and perfusion scintigraphy have been evaluated in(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare myocardial contrast echocardiography with low dose dobutamine echocardiography for predicting 1-month recovery of ventricular function in acute myocardial infarction(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare stenting of the primary infarct-related artery (IRA) with optimal primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with respect to clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND The accuracy of dobutamine echocardiography (DE) early after reperfused acute myocardial infarction (AMI) without residual stenosis of the infarct-related artery is unknown. The objective(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to define the optimal criteria for detecting viable myocardium with rest-redistribution thallium-201 (Tl-201) or baseline-nitrate technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi(More)
OBJECTIVES This prospective observational study was conducted to examine the apparent impact of a systematic direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) strategy on mortality in a(More)