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Usefulness of diastolic color kinesis imaging at rest in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19345312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report two cases of acute coronary syndrome diagnosed by diastolic color kinesis imaging (CKI), an echocardiographic technique facilitating regional left ventricular wall motion analysis. Although both patients had experienced chest pain within the previous several days, the pain had remitted prior to visiting the clinic. In addition, neither electrocardiography nor routine echocardiography revealed ischemic changes. However, diastolic CKI clearly showed regional diastolic asynchrony of the left ventricle. Coronary angiography revealed significant stenosis compatible with the region of diastolic asynchrony observed on diastolic CKI. The patients underwent successful coronary revascularization, and diastolic asynchrony disappeared after revascularization. These findings suggest that diastolic CKI is useful for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, even at rest and in the absence of chest pain.
Takafumi Odo; Takashi Muro; Kyoko Odo; Kenji Kikuda; Ayako Tamimoto; Chiyo Najima; Naritsugu Sakaino; Minoru Yoshiyama
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-07-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  434.e1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Odo Cardiology and Internal Medicine Clinic, Amakusa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods*
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*

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