Longitudinal Strain Is a Marker of Microvascular Obstruction and Infarct Size in Patients with Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Abstract

OBJECTIVES We assessed the value of speckle tracking imaging performed early after a first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in order to predict infarct size and functional recovery at 3-month follow-up. METHODS 44 patients with STEMI who underwent revascularization within 12 h of symptom onset were prospectively enrolled… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086959

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