Viability assessment with global left ventricular longitudinal strain predicts recovery of left ventricular function after acute myocardial infarction.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The extent of viable myocardial tissue is recognized as a major determinant of recovery of left ventricular (LV) function after myocardial infarction. In the current study, the role of global LV strain assessed with novel automated function imaging (AFI) to predict functional recovery after acute infarction was evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS A… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.108.802785

Topics

8 Figures and Tables