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Speckle tracking imaging improves in vivo assessment of EPO-induced myocardial salvage early after ischemia-reperfusion in rats.
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PMID:  20363897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A noninvasive assessment of infarct size and transmural extension of myocardial infarction (TEMI) is fundamental in experimental models of ischemia-reperfusion. Conventional echocardiography parameters are limited in this purpose. This study was designed to examine whether speckle tracking imaging can be used in a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion to accurately detect the reduction of infarct size and TEMI induced by erythropoietin (EPO) as early as 24 h after reperfusion. Rats were randomly assigned to one of three groups: myocardial infarction (MI)-control group, 45 min ischemia followed by 24 h of reperfusion; MI-EPO group, similar surgery with a single bolus of EPO administered at the onset of reperfusion; and sham-operated group. Short-axis two-dimensional echocardiography was performed after reperfusion. Global radial (GS(r)) and circumferential (GS(cir)) strains were compared with infarct size and TEMI assessed after triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining. As a result, ejection fraction, shortening fraction, GS(r), and GS(cir) significantly correlated to infarct size, whereas only GS(r) and GS(cir) significantly correlated to TEMI. EPO significantly decreased infarct size (30.8 + or - 3.5 vs. 56.2 + or - 5.7% in MI-control, P < 0.001) and TEMI (0.37 + or - 0.05 vs. 0.77 + or - 0.05 in MI-control, P < 0.001). None of the conventional echocardiography parameters was significantly different between the MI-EPO and MI-control groups, whereas GS(r) was significantly higher in the MI-EPO group (29.1 + or - 4.7 vs. 16.4 + or - 3.3% in MI-control; P < 0.05). Furthermore, GS(cir) and GS(r) appeared to be the best parameters to identify a TEMI >0.75 24 h after reperfusion. In conclusion, these findings demonstrate the usefulness of speckle tracking imaging in the early evaluation of a cardioprotective strategy in a rat model of ischemia-reperfusion.
Frederic Treguer; Erwan Donal; Sophie Tamareille; Nehmat Ghaboura; Genevi?ve Derumeaux; Alain Furber; Fabrice Prunier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-04-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology     Volume:  298     ISSN:  1522-1539     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-20     Completed Date:  2010-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100901228     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  H1679-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Protection et Remodelage du Myocarde, UPRES EA 3860, Facult? de M?decine, Rue Haute de Recul?e, F-49045 Angers Cedex 1, France.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods*
Erythropoietin / therapeutic use*
Models, Animal
Myocardial Infarction / drug therapy*,  pathology,  ultrasonography*
Myocardium / pathology
Rats, Wistar
Reperfusion Injury / complications*
Salvage Therapy
Time Factors
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