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Can strain rate imaging predict recovery of contraction after acute myocardial infarction?
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PMID:  21406475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: To assess whether strain rate imaging (SRI) can serve to evaluate myocardial viability in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS: In 23 patients with ACS, we measured longitudinal tissue Doppler strain and strain rate values from left ventricular basal, mid, and apical segments (n = 414). These segments were grouped according to their acute end-systolic strain values (S(ES)) into those with normocontraction (S(ES)≤-13%), hypocontraction (S(ES) between -13 and -7%), and severe contraction abnormality (S(ES)>-7%). At 8 months, we evaluated the recovery of contraction: Segments with acutely severe contraction abnormality that improved their strain values to ≤-7% were defined as viable, and those that failed to do so as non-viable. In the acute phase, S(ES), post-systolic strain, as well as systolic, early, and late diastolic strain rate values were significantly better in the viable than in the non-viable segments. Post-systolic strain had the best AUC 0.78, and a cut-off value of -3.8% predicted recovery from severe contraction abnormality with a sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 62%. The transmurality of the infarction, assessed by magnetic resonance imaging with delayed enhancement, was significantly larger in the non-viable than in the viable segments (P = 0.006). Acute global S(ES) and systolic strain rate showed the best correlations with final global S(ES) and global infarction percentage after recovery. CONCLUSION: SRI can serve to evaluate myocardial viability in patients with ACS, and to assess the recovery of segmental as well as global left ventricular function.
Minna M Kylmälä; Margareta Antila; Sari M Kivistö; Kirsi Lauerma; Lauri Toivonen; Mika K Laine
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Cardiology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, P.O.Box 340, 00029 HUS, Helsinki, Finland.
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