Doppler strain imaging closely reflects myocardial energetic status in acute progressive ischemia and indicates energetic recovery after reperfusion.


BACKGROUND Capitalizing on mechanoenergetic coupling, we investigated whether strain echocardiography can noninvasively estimate the ratio of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to adenosine diphosphate (ADP), a marker of energetic status during acute myocardial ischemia and reperfusion. METHODS Twenty-eight pigs were divided into 7 groups (1 baseline, 4… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.echo.2008.01.010


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