Predictive value of regional left ventricular circumferential shortening in jeopardized myocardium. A two-dimensional SPAMM cine-MRI study in a canine model.


OBJECTIVE To determine whether myocardial circumferential shortening assessed in the different myocardial layers by SPAMM cine-MRI may help to discriminate between various degrees of myocardial injury in reperfused myocardium. METHODS Dogs underwent 90 minutes of coronary occlusion and 24 hours of reperfusion. Using a 1.5 T whole-body MR scanner, SPAMM… (More)