Usefulness of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography in predicting left ventricular dilation after successfully reperfused acute myocardial infarction

Keiji Ujino, Graham S. Hillis, Sharon L. Mulvagh, Mary E. Hagen, Jae K. Oh

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Abstract

The ability of real-time intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography to predict left ventricular remodeling after reperfused acute myocardial infarction was assessed in 47 patients. Intravenous myocardial contrast echocardiography was an independent predictor of left ventricular dilation after acute myocardial infarction. In particular, normal contrast opacification within dyssynergic segments indicated a very low risk of remodeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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