Valutazione della massa disfunzionante mediante ecocardiografia tridimensionale in pazienti con infarto miocardico

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the disfunctional mass using three dimensional echocardiography in patients with myocardial infarction

D. Di Donato, L. Addonisio, L. Cacciotti, S. Musaro, R. Adorisio, S. De Castro, F. Fedele

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Abstract

Previous experimental studies demonstrated that three-dimensional echocardiography is an accurate and reproducible method to assess left ventricular mass and dysfunctional mass. In fact, volume-rendered three-dimensional echocardiography may overcome the limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography, because it uses multiple, parallel two-dimensional images to derive quantitative data. To estimate the accuracy of three-dimensional echocardiography, we evaluated 25 patients who had a single myocardial infarction. All patients underwent two-dimensional and transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiography, and contrast (gadolinium) magnetic resonance imaging, considered a reference standard for infarcted tissue detection. The mean extent of dysfunctional mass by magnetic resonance imaging was 28 ± 13 g and by three-dimensional echocardiography was 29 ± 12 g. Linear regression analysis between the two measurements was r = 0.96. Dysfunctional mass derived from three-dimensional echocardiography reflects the real site and extension of damaged myocardium.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the disfunctional mass using three dimensional echocardiography in patients with myocardial infarction
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular Imaging
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Di Donato, D., Addonisio, L., Cacciotti, L., Musaro, S., Adorisio, R., De Castro, S., & Fedele, F. (1999). Valutazione della massa disfunzionante mediante ecocardiografia tridimensionale in pazienti con infarto miocardico. Cardiovascular Imaging, 11(4), 163-167.