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Estimation of Acute Infarct Size In Vivo

  • W. Bleifeld
  • S. Müller-Hansen
  • D. G. Mathey
  • J. Schofer
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Abstract

The interest in calculating acute infarct mass following occlusion of a coronary artery originates mainly from two sources:
  1. 1.

    Acute infarct mass is related not only to the short-term (hospital) prognosis, but also to the long-term course, since pump failure and severe cardiac arrhythmias develop, depending on the size of the infarction [1, 2].

     
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    The quantification of an acute infarction may offer the possibility to evaluate the effect of therapeutic measures like thrombolysis, angioplasty, aortocoro-nary bypass surgery, or others.

     

Keywords

Infarct Size Wall Motion Regional Wall Motion Myocardial Infarct Size Left Ventricular Wall Motion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Bleifeld
  • S. Müller-Hansen
  • D. G. Mathey
  • J. Schofer

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