Identification of viable myocardium in acute anterior infarction using duration of systolic lengthening by tissue Doppler strain: a preliminary study.

@article{Vartdal2012IdentificationOV,
  title={Identification of viable myocardium in acute anterior infarction using duration of systolic lengthening by tissue Doppler strain: a preliminary study.},
  author={Trond Vartdal and Eirik Pettersen and Thomas M. Helle-Valle and Erik Lyseggen and Kai A Andersen and H 0 Smith and Lars Aaberge and Otto A. Smiseth and Thor Edvardsen},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 7},
  pages={718-25}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate whether strain Doppler echocardiography before reperfusion therapy could quantify ischemic dysfunction and predict viable myocardium in acute myocardial infarction as determined by magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS Twenty-six patients (mean age, 60 ± 12 years; seven women) with acute myocardial infarctions who underwent acute percutaneous coronary intervention were examined using strain Doppler echocardiography immediately before the… CONTINUE READING