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Comparison of the angiographic myocardial blush grade with delayed-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance for the assessment of microvascular obstruction in acute myocardial infarctions.
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PMID:  19626683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Both myocardial blush grade (MBG) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) are imaging tools that can assess myocardial reperfusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). OBJECTIVES: We studied the relation between MBG and gadolinium-enhanced CMR for the assessment of microvascular obstruction (MVO) in patients with acute ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary PCI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MBG was assessed in 39 patients with initial TIMI 0 STEMI successfully treated by PCI, resulting in TIMI 3 flow grade and complete ST-segment resolution. These MBG values were related to MVO determined by CMR, performed between 2 and 7 days after PCI. Left ventricular (LV) volumes were determined at baseline and at 6-month follow-up. RESULTS: No statistical relation was found between MBG and MVO extent at CMR (P = 0.63). Regarding MBG 0 and 1 as a sign of MVO, the sensitivity and specificity of these scores were 53.8 and 75%, respectively. In this study, CMR determined MVO was the only significant LV remodeling predicting factor (beta = 31.8; P = 0.002), whatever the MBG status was. CONCLUSION: MBG underestimates MVO after an optimal revascularization in AMI compared with CMR. This study suggests the superior accuracy of delayed-enhanced magnetic resonance over MBG for the assessment of myocardial reperfusion injury that is needed in clinical trials, where the principal endpoint is the reduction of infarct size and MVO.
J Vicente; N Mewton; P Croisille; P Staat; E Bonnefoy-Cudraz; M Ovize; D Revel
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1000-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Radiology Department, Hôpital Cardiovasculaire Louis Pradel, Bron cedex, Hospices Civils de Lyon, France.
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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Dec 1;74(7):1008-9   [PMID:  19953517 ]

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