Cardiac magnetic resonance derived late microvascular obstruction assessment post ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is the best predictor of left ventricular function: a comparison of angiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance derived measurements

@article{Wong2012CardiacMR,
  title={Cardiac magnetic resonance derived late microvascular obstruction assessment post ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is the best predictor of left ventricular function: a comparison of angiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance derived measurements},
  author={Dennis Thiam Leong Wong and Michael C. H. Leung and James David Richardson and Rishi Puri and Angela Gallina Bertaso and Kerry F Williams and Ian T. Meredith and Karen S. L. Teo and Matthew Ian Worthley and Stephen G. Worthley},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={1971-1981}
}
Microvascular obstruction (MVO) is a strong independent predictor of left ventricular remodelling and mortality following ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Microvascular obstruction can be identified at angiography or with gadolinium-enhanced cardiac MRI (CMR). First-pass perfusion CMR also allows a novel quantitative evaluation of… CONTINUE READING