Real time contrast echocardiography--a new bedside technique to predict contractile reserve early after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Swinburn2002RealTC,
  title={Real time contrast echocardiography--a new bedside technique to predict contractile reserve early after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Johnathan M A Swinburn and Roxy Senior},
  journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={95-9}
}
AIMS Power pulse inversion echocardiography is a new technique by which contrast microbubbles can be visualised in real time within the myocardium, enabling simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and microvascular integrity, which is a prerequisite for myocardial viability. We aimed to determine whether microvascular integrity using power pulse inversion can be used to predict contractile reserve early after myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 19 stable patients 5.1… CONTINUE READING