Differentiation of transmural and nontransmural infarction using speckle tracking imaging to assess endocardial and epicardial torsion after revascularization

@article{Wu2012DifferentiationOT,
  title={Differentiation of transmural and nontransmural infarction using speckle tracking imaging to assess endocardial and epicardial torsion after revascularization},
  author={ZhiMing Wu and Xianhong Shu and Bing Hui Fan and Li-li Dong and Cuizhen Pan and Shaoliang Chen Kaipin Xu Wenguan Liu Zhifeng Yao Kejing Chen},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={63-70}
}
Assessment of transmural extent (TME) of necrosis after acute myocardial infarction (MI) remains a major problem in clinical practice. The study sought to determine whether speckle tracking imaging (STI) could differentiate transmural from nontransmural acute MI by assessment of endocardial and epicardial torsion. TME of infarct was measured by contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Patients were divided into two groups according to TME (transmural MI group [TME ≥ 50 %, n = 36] and… CONTINUE READING