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Enhanced detection of the evolution of tissue changes after acute myocardial infarction using color-encoded two-dimensional echocardiography.
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PMID:  7116594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute myocardial infarction was produced in 26 dogs by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Two-dimensional echocardiograms (2-D echoes) were performed through the chest wall before and serially after coronary ligation. The dogs were then killed in four groups at the following intervals: 24-48 hours, 1-2 weeks, 3 weeks and 6-8 weeks. Each 2-D echo was processed through a video quantizer, which encoded echo amplitudes progressively into eight regions of color. The myocardium was graded with respect to color composition in regions that showed any abnormally contracting segment (ACS). The ACS exhibited a progressive increase in echo intensity that became maximal 6-8 weeks after coronary ligation. Histopathologic and histochemical studies verified that these increases in echo amplitude correlated with the evolution of healing and myocardial scar formation. At 6-8 weeks, the mean collagen content of infarcted myocardium had increased by a factor of 4; concurrently, ACS echo amplitude had increased two- to threefold. These observations suggest that color-encoded 2-D echo promotes facile perception of serial changes in tissue characteristics that result from acute myocardial infarction.
A F Parisi; M Nieminen; J E O'Boyle; P F Moynihan; S F Khuri; R A Kloner; E D Folland; F J Schoen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-03     Completed Date:  1982-12-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  764-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Collagen / biosynthesis
Echocardiography / methods*
Fibroblasts / pathology
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  etiology,  pathology
Pericardium / pathology
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