Alterations of systolic left ventricular twist after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Garot2002AlterationsOS,
  title={Alterations of systolic left ventricular twist after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Jer{\^o}me Garot and Olivier Pascal and Benoit Diebold and Genevi{\`e}ve Anne Derumeaux and Bernhard Gerber and Jean-Luc Dubois-Rand{\'e} and Jo{\~a}o A. C. Lima and Pascal Gu{\'e}ret},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={283 6},
  pages={H2733-4}
}
We sought to characterize the alterations of left ventricular (LV) twist after acute myocardial infarction in humans and to study their relationship to usual parameters of LV function. Systolic LV twist was measured by color tissue Doppler echocardiography (TDE) in 34 patients after anterior myocardial infarction and in 20 controls. In a subset of controls and patients, the assessment of LV twist by TDE was validated against magnetic resonance (MR) tissue tagging with good agreement between the… CONTINUE READING