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Comparison of various methods for quantitative evaluation of myocardial infarct volume from magnetic resonance delayed enhancement data.
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PMID:  22459370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) enables the estimation of myocardial infarct (MI) extent. Nevertheless, manual quantification is time consuming and subjective. We sought to assess MI volume with different quantitative methods in both acute (AMI) and chronic MI (CMI). METHODS: CMR was performed 50±21h after MI in 52 patients and was repeated 100±21days later in a subgroup of 34 patients. Then, necrosis volumes were quantified using: 1) manual delineation, 2) automated fuzzy c-means method, and 3) +2 to 6SD thresholding approaches. Results were compared against peak values of serum Troponin I (TnI), creatine kinase (CK) and left ventricular (LV) functional parameters: LV ejection fraction (LVEF), indexed end-diastolic (EDVi), end-systolic volumes (ESVi) and the number of hypokinetic segments (NbHk). RESULTS: For CMI, quantitative evaluation of infarct size using manual, +2SD, +3SD and fuzzy c-means provided equivalent results in terms of correlation coefficients for comparisons of MI volumes against LV function parameters (LVEF: r>0.79, p<0.0001; ESVi: r>0.82, p<0.0001, EDVi: r>0.67, p<0.0001, NbHk: r>0.54, p<0.0009). For AMI, +2SD and fuzzy c-means approaches provided higher correlations for comparisons of AMI volumes against biochemical markers (CK: r>0.79, p<0.0001,TnI: r>0.77, p<0.0001) and chronic LV function parameters (LVEF: r>0.82, p<0.0001, NbHk: r>0.59, p<0.0002). CONCLUSIONS: The fuzzy c-means and 2SD methods provided highest correlations with biochemical MI quantification as well as LV function parameters. The fuzzy c-means approach which does not require an arbitrary identification of the remote myocardium is fast and reproducible. It may be clinically useful in the evaluation of patients with MI.
N Baron; N Kachenoura; P Cluzel; F Frouin; A Herment; P Grenier; G Montalescot; F Beygui
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cardiology Department, and INSERM U937, Pitie-Salpetriere Medical Center, Paris, France; INSERM-UMR S678, UPMC Univ Paris 6, Paris, France.
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