Visualisation and quantification of peri-operative myocardial infarction after coronary artery bypass surgery with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Steuer2004VisualisationAQ,
  title={Visualisation and quantification of peri-operative myocardial infarction after coronary artery bypass surgery with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Johnny Steuer and Tomas Bjerner and Olov Duvernoy and Lena Jid{\'e}us and Lars Johansson and H{\aa}kan Ahlstr{\"o}m and Elisabeth St{\aa}hle and Bertil Lindahl},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 15},
  pages={1293-9}
}
AIMS To evaluate if elevated biochemical marker levels after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) correspond to the amount of peri-operatively infarcted myocardium, quantified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) post-operatively. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 23 patients without evidence of previous myocardial infarction or myocarditis and with normal pre-operative ECG and left ventricular function and who underwent elective, primary CABG, without any other concomitant cardiac surgery… CONTINUE READING