Echocardiographic Detection of Wall Motion Abnormalities Before and after Streptokinase Therapy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

  • P. Schweizer
  • R. Erbel
  • W. Merx
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 22)


Several clinical and experimental studies have demonstrated, that two-dimensional echocardiography can rapidly detect and localize contraction abnormalities due to acute myocardial infarction. The extent of regional disturbance correlated remarkably well with angiographic asynergy and it showed also positive correlation to the size of morphologically proven transmural infarction (1,2).


Acute Myocardial Infarction Wall Motion Abnormality Occlude Vessel Early Recanalization Intracoronary Streptokinase 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague 1982

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  • P. Schweizer
  • R. Erbel
  • W. Merx

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