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Serial assessment of left ventricular remodeling by measurement of left ventricular torsion using speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  20854950     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relation between remodeling and left ventricular (LV) torsion has not yet been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to determine whether LV torsion assessed by speckle tracking imaging can predict progressive LV dilation after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). From January 2006 through June 2008, 91 patients with AMI who were successfully treated with primary coronary intervention underwent conventional and speckle tracking echocardiographies at initial presentation and 3 days and 6 months after first AMI. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on presence of LV remodeling (increase of LV end-diastolic volume >20%) at 6-month follow-up. LV remodeling developed in 23 patients. At initial presentation, LV end-diastolic volume was not significantly different between the no-remodeling and remodeling groups (91.27 ± 35.68 vs 85.74 ± 28.89 ml, p = 0.51), but LV torsion (2.23 ± 0.67 vs 1.70 ± 0.58°/cm, p <0.05) was significantly decreased in the remodeling group. At 6-month follow-up speckle tracking echocardiography, apical rotation and global torsion in patients with remodeling were 6.7 ± 2.6 (p <0.05) and 1.7 ± 0.7°/cm (p = 0.76 from baseline), respectively, and in patients without remodeling, 8.8 ± 3.4 (p <0.01) and 2.5 ± 0.7°/cm (p <0.01 from baseline), respectively. According to receiver operating characteristic analysis, LV torsion of 1.9°/cm (area under curve 0.79, sensitivity 75%, specificity 78%) at initial presentation was selected as a significant predictor of remodeling. In conclusion, decreased LV torsion assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography may predict late LV remodeling after reperfusion therapy after AMI.
Jeong Yoon Jang; Jong Shin Woo; Woo-Shik Kim; Sang Jin Ha; Il Suk Sohn; Weon Kim; Jong Hoa Bae; Kwon Sam Kim
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-21     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  917-23     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee Medical Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / ultrasonography*
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Ventricular Remodeling*

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