Functional recovery of subepicardial myocardial tissue in transmural myocardial infarction after successful reperfusion: an important contribution to the improvement of regional and global left ventricular function.

@article{Bogaert1999FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional recovery of subepicardial myocardial tissue in transmural myocardial infarction after successful reperfusion: an important contribution to the improvement of regional and global left ventricular function.},
  author={Jan Bogaert and Ann Maes and Franz Van de Werf and Hilde Bosmans and M. C. Herregods and Johan Nuyts and Wim Desmet and Luc Mortelmans and G{\"u}nter Marchal and Frank E. Rademakers},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={36-43}
}
BACKGROUND The transmural extent of myocardial necrosis after an acute coronary artery occlusion can vary considerably. The contribution of residual subepicardial viable myocardium to global left ventricular function is largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 12 patients with single-vessel disease 1 week after successful reperfusion of a first transmural anterior myocardial infarction (MI). With PET, myocardial blood flow (MBF) and glucose metabolism were measured regionally, and the… CONTINUE READING
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