The accuracy of deceleration time of diastolic coronary flow measured by transthoracic echocardiography in predicting long-term left ventricular infarct size and function after reperfused myocardial infarction


Okcular I. , SEZER M., Aslanger E., Cimen A., UMMAN B., Nisanci Y., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.11, no.10, pp.823-828, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejechocard/jeq073
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.823-828

Abstract

Assessment of microvascular function after reperfused acute myocardial infarction (AMI) provides important insights for myocardial reperfusion and facilitates prediction of long-term left ventricular (LV) function and clinical outcome. In this study, we examined microvascular integrity 48 h after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and compared predictive accuracy of the intracoronary pressure-wire- and transthoracic Doppler echocardiography-based parameters in the estimation of long-term LV infarct size and function.