Measurement of postsystolic shortening to assess viability and predict recovery of left ventricular function after acute myocardial infarction.


OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether left ventricular (LV) postsystolic shortening in the region of acute myocardial infarction (MI) predicts functional recovery after primary angioplasty. BACKGROUND Previous studies in experimental animals have shown that postsystolic shortening during temporary coronary occlusion predicts functional recovery after… (More)

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