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3D-echocardiografie: bepaling aard en grootte myocardinfarct

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3D-echocardiografie: bepaling aard en grootte myocardinfarct


De auteurs concluderen dat 'contrast-versterkte 3D-echo een veelbelovend instrument is voor de bepaling van de aard en grootte van een myocardinfarct'.



Background: Myocardial infarct scars are usually imaged using delayed-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (DE-cMR). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the detection and the quantification of myocardial scars can be evaluated by 3D-Echo.

Methods and results: Fifty patients with a healed myocardial infarction (>3 months) and 10 controls underwent 3D-Echo and DE-cMR within 2 weeks. 3D-Echo images were acquired using different settings, in the presence or absence of contrast. The highest contrast-to-noise ratio was obtained using second harmonic imaging (1.6/3.2 MHz), at an MI of 0.5, in the presence of contrast. Using this modality, the sensitivity and specificity for the 3D-Echo detection of cMR scars on a segmental basis were 78% and 99%, respectively. On a per patient basis, they were of 96% and 90%, respectively. Good correlation and limits of agreement were found between the assessment of scar mass by 3D-Echo and DE-cMR (r=0.93, p<0.001, bias: 1.4+/-3.6g), and the concordance between both techniques for the assessment of scar transmurality was good. Intraobserver, interobserver and day-to-day reproducibility was comparable between 3D-Echo and DE-cMR for both the detection and the quantification of scars.

Conclusions: Contrast-enhanced 3D-Echo is a promising new tool for the detection and the quantification of myocardial infarct scars

Cliniques Universitaires St-Luc and Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
Montant P

SOURCE: Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
. 2010 Jun 15


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