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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.