Usefulness of ultrasonic strain measurements to predict regional wall motion recovery in patients with acute myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention.

@article{Ohara2007UsefulnessOU,
  title={Usefulness of ultrasonic strain measurements to predict regional wall motion recovery in patients with acute myocardial infarction after percutaneous coronary intervention.},
  author={Yoshikazu Ohara and Yoshikazu Hiasa and Shinobu Hosokawa and Shin-ichiro Miyazaki and Riyo Ogura and Hitoshi Miyajima and Kenichiro Yuba and Naoki Suzuki and Takefumi Takahashi and Koichi Kishi and Ryuji Ohtani},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={754-9}
}
Strain Doppler echocardiography can detect systolic regional myocardial dysfunction. This study assessed whether strain could predict recovery of regional left ventricular function in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention. Forty-three patients with anterior AMI undergoing successful percutaneous coronary intervention of the left anterior descending coronary artery were studied. Longitudinal myocardial strain was measured at the left anterior… CONTINUE READING