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Acute and chronic myocardial infarction in a pig model: Utility of multi-slice cardiac computed tomography in assessing myocardial viability and infarct parameters.
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PMID:  21550194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) biphasic imaging in assessing myocardial viability and infarct parameters in both acutely and chronically infarcted pig models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven pigs underwent ligation of the distal left anterior descending artery. Imaging was performed on the day of infarction and 3 months post-infarct, with contrast infusion followed by MSCT scan acquisition at different time-points. Left ventricular ejection fractions (LVEFs) were obtained by left ventriculography (LVG) after 3 months. Infarcted locations found using MSCT were compared with those obtained using SPECT. Infarcted areas were also analysed histopathologically and compared with the findings from MSCT. RESULTS: Chronic phase images had perfusion defects with lower CT values relative to normal myocardium (43±10HU vs. 156±13HU, p=0.001) on the early images but no residual defects on delayed images. However, we found hyperenhancing regions on delayed images (244±20HU vs. 121±25HU, p=0.001), and good correlation between MSCT- and LVG-derived LVEFs (60.56±7.56%). The areas identified by MSCT corresponded to the location of (201)Tl SPECT-/pathologic staining-derived regions in all models. Infarct size was in good agreement with MSCT and pathological analyses of chronic phase models. CONCLUSIONS: Necrotic myocardium in different stages after infarction could be qualitatively and quantitatively assessed using MSCT biphasic imaging, as could the status of microcirculation formation. MSCT-measured LVEFs matched well with other modalities, and hence MSCT is a useful tool in assessing post-infarct cardiac function.
Xinkai Qu; Weiyi Fang; Jianding Ye; Angela S Koh; Yingjia Xu; Shaofeng Guan; Ruogu Li; Yan Shen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-7727     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology and Radiology, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, No. 241, West Huaihai Road, Shanghai, 200030, China.
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