Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning

Andras Nagy, M. Lengyel, Daniele Rovai, Maria Aurora Morales, Mario Marzilli, Alessandro Distante, Antonio L'Abbate

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Abstract

The identification of viable myocardium within dysfunctional myocardium has important clinical implications. By using a microvascular tracer, myocardial contrast echocardiography may have the potential for prediction of myocardial viability in the acute and subacute phases of myocardial infarction. In the case presented, the normal myocardial perfusion observed after intravenous injection of the contrast agent, combined with severe wall motion abnormality following prolonged chest pain, suggested myocardial stunning. This was confirmed by normal coronary angiography and by restoration of normal left ventricular function at 1-month follow-up echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-818
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume22
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Myocardial Stunning
Echocardiography
Myocardium
Coronary Angiography
Chest Pain
Left Ventricular Function
Intravenous Injections
Contrast Media
Perfusion
Myocardial Infarction

Keywords

  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Myocardial perfusion
  • Viable myocardium

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Nagy, A., Lengyel, M., Rovai, D., Morales, M. A., Marzilli, M., Distante, A., & L'Abbate, A. (1999). Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning. Clinical Cardiology, 22(12), 816-818.

Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning. / Nagy, Andras; Lengyel, M.; Rovai, Daniele; Morales, Maria Aurora; Marzilli, Mario; Distante, Alessandro; L'Abbate, Antonio.

In: Clinical Cardiology, Vol. 22, No. 12, 1999, p. 816-818.

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Nagy, A, Lengyel, M, Rovai, D, Morales, MA, Marzilli, M, Distante, A & L'Abbate, A 1999, 'Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning', Clinical Cardiology, vol. 22, no. 12, pp. 816-818.
Nagy A, Lengyel M, Rovai D, Morales MA, Marzilli M, Distante A et al. Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning. Clinical Cardiology. 1999;22(12):816-818.
Nagy, Andras ; Lengyel, M. ; Rovai, Daniele ; Morales, Maria Aurora ; Marzilli, Mario ; Distante, Alessandro ; L'Abbate, Antonio. / Contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocardial stunning. In: Clinical Cardiology. 1999 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 816-818.
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