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Ultrasono-cardiotomographic evaluation of histological changes in myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  7265457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The echo patterns on ultrasono-cardiotomogram were evaluated in relation to the histological changes of the myocardium. The ultrasono-cardiotomographic data were collected from 9 consecutive patients with transmural infarction (3 patients with antero-septal, 5 with postero-in-ferior, 1 with antero-lateral infarction) and also from 11 dogs with experimental myocardial infarction. Analyses of data obtained led to the following conclusion. 1) A decrement of the thickness and deformity of the wall echo: They were detected by a series of azimuthal angle and level ultrasono-cardiotomograms which were obtained by changing the direction and level of the ultrasonic beam through the heart along the long axis of the left ventricle. 2) An increment of echo-intensity of infarcted area: The intensity of abnormal echo of the infarcted area, when evaluated by using the intensity of the echo of normal pericardium as a reference of OdB, was + 10 to +15bB more intense than that of the normal myocardium. 3) The study of the echo patterns in comparison with the histology of myocardium indicated that the echoes related to scar could be classified into 4 types: i) cord-like echo, ii) scattered large nodular echoes, iii) narrow band-like echo, and iv) scattered small nodular echoes. Types i), ii), and iii) indicated the formation of a transmural scar. Thus a possibility was suggested that histological characteristics of myocardial tissue could be estimated by a non-invasive method.
H Hikichi; M Tanaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  287-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / pathology*
Myocardium / pathology*

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