Identification of viable myocardium with contrast echocardiography in patients with poor left ventricular systolic function caused by recent or remote myocardial infarction

Gustavo Camarano, Michael Ragosta, Lawrence W. Gimple, Eric R. Powers, Sanjiv Kaul

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Abstract

We hypothesized that viable myocardium can be identified in patients with poor left ventricular (LV) systolic function caused by recent or prior infarction using myocardial contrast echocardiography. Accordingly, 39 patients with reduced LV ejection fraction (range 0.10 to 0.40) and recent (n = 30) or remote (n = 9) myocardial infarction were studied. Echocardiography was performed at baseline and at 1 month to assess regional function (1 = normal, 5 = dyskinesia) in 12 segments/patient; the segments were also scored for contrast effect (1 = homogenous, 0.5 = partial, 0 = none) during contrast echocardiography performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Four patients had unsuccessful angioplasty of occluded arteries and were treated medically, 9 were treated medically because of noncritical coronary stenoses (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Left Ventricular Function
Echocardiography
Myocardium
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Stenosis
Dyskinesias
Cardiac Catheterization
Angioplasty
Stroke Volume
Arteries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Identification of viable myocardium with contrast echocardiography in patients with poor left ventricular systolic function caused by recent or remote myocardial infarction. / Camarano, Gustavo; Ragosta, Michael; Gimple, Lawrence W.; Powers, Eric R.; Kaul, Sanjiv.

In: The American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 75, No. 4, 01.02.1995, p. 215-219.

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