The extent of microvascular damage during myocardial contrast echocardiography is superior to other known indexes of post-infarct reperfusion in predicting left ventricular remodeling: results of the multicenter AMICI study.

@article{Galiuto2008TheEO,
  title={The extent of microvascular damage during myocardial contrast echocardiography is superior to other known indexes of post-infarct reperfusion in predicting left ventricular remodeling: results of the multicenter AMICI study.},
  author={Leonarda Galiuto and Barbara Garramone and Antonio Scar{\`a} and Antonio Giuseppe Rebuzzi and Filippo Crea and Giuseppe La Torre and Stefania Funaro and Mariapina Madonna and Francesco Fedele and Luciano Agati},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={552-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the value of the extent of microvascular damage as assessed with myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) in the prediction of left ventricular (LV) remodeling after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) as compared with established clinical and angiographic parameters of reperfusion. BACKGROUND Early… CONTINUE READING