Usefulness of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography in predicting left ventricular dilatation after successfully reperfused acute myocardial infarction

K. Ujino, Graham Scott Hillis, S. L. Mulvagh, M. E. Hagen, J. K. Oh

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    Abstract

    The ability of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography to predict left ventricular remodeling after reperfused acute myocardial infarction was assessed in 47 patients. Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography was an independent predictor of left ventricular dilation after acute myocardial infarction. In particular, normal contrast opacification within dyssynergic segments indicated a very low risk of remodeling. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-21
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
    Volume96
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • PRIMARY CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY
    • NO-REFLOW PHENOMENON
    • LONG-TERM
    • FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY
    • DOBUTAMINE ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
    • CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

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