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Identification of viable myocardium by perfusion imaging with intravenous contrast echocardiography after acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10978989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial perfusion contrast echocardiography is evolving into an effective method for the evaluation of myocardial blood flow after acute coronary events. The direct injection of ultrasound contrast agents into the aortic and coronary circulation has been shown to accurately identify areas of viable myocardial tissue. Recently, intravenous ultrasound contrast has been found to be useful in detecting microvascular blood flow after the restoration of blood flow in patients with myocardial infarction. We present the case of a patient in whom intravenous ultrasound contrast assisted in the detection of viable myocardial tissue after an acute ischemic syndrome.
J T Kuvin; J Yao; P J Blomberg; N G Pandian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-18     Completed Date:  2000-10-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 750 Washington Street, Box 315, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Albumins / administration & dosage,  diagnostic use
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Echocardiography / methods*
Fluorocarbons / administration & dosage,  diagnostic use
Injections, Intravenous
Myocardial Infarction / ultrasonography*
Myocardial Stunning / ultrasonography*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Albumins; 0/Contrast Media; 0/FS 069; 0/Fluorocarbons

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