Prognostic value and determinants of a hypointense core in T2-weighted cardiac magnetic resonance in acute reperfused ST-elevation myocardial infarction

@inproceedings{Thiele2011PrognosticVA,
  title={Prognostic value and determinants of a hypointense core in T2-weighted cardiac magnetic resonance in acute reperfused ST-elevation myocardial infarction},
  author={Holger Thiele and Ingo Eitel and Konrad Kubusch and Steffen Desch and Oliver Strohm and Yoko Mikami and Suzanne de Waha and Matthias Gutberlet and Gerhard C. Schuler and Matthias G Friedrich},
  booktitle={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND A hypointense core of infarcted myocardium in T2-weighted cardiovascular MRI (CMR) has been used as a noninvasive marker for intramyocardial hemorrhage. However, the clinical significance of such findings not yet been established. The aim of this study was to evaluate determinants and prognostic impact of a hypointense infarct core in T2-weighted CMR images, studied in patients after acute, reperfused ST-elevation-myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed 346 patients… CONTINUE READING