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The case for echocardiography in acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3078546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute myocardial infarction occurs after a period of profound myocardial ischemia. Ischemia of this degree immediately produces a regional contraction abnormality, which is readily detectable by echocardiography before the onset of necrosis. Echocardiography has been used both experimentally and clinically as a guide to the functional extent of myocardial involvement in evolving infarction and hence provides an objective anatomic basis for electing therapeutic interventions and assessing a prognosis.
A F Parisi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1988 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-20     Completed Date:  1990-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Brockton/West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center, MA 02132.
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MeSH Terms
Myocardial Contraction / physiology
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*

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