'No-reflow' after acute myocardial infarction: direct visualisation of microvascular obstruction by gadolinium-enhanced CMR

R. Nijveldt, A. M. Beek, A. Hirsch, M. B. M. Hofman, V. A. W. M. Umans, P. R. Algra, A. C. van Rossum

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Abstract

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance is considered the standard imaging modality in clinical trials to monitor patients after acute myocardial infarction. However, limited data are available with respect to infarct size, presence and extent of microvascular injury (MVO) and changes over time, in relation to cardiac function in optimally treated patients. In the current study we prospectively investigate the change of infarct size over time, and the incidence and significance of MVO in a uniform, optimally treated patient group after AMI. (Neth Heart J 2008;16:179-81.)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
JournalNetherlands heart journal
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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