The role of left ventricular deformation in the assessment of microvascular obstruction and intramyocardial haemorrhage

Garg, Pankaj, Kidambi, Ananth, Swoboda, Peter P., Foley, James R. J., Musa, Tarique A., Ripley, David P., Erhayiem, Bara, Dobson, Laura E., McDiarmid, Adam K., Fent, Graham J., Haaf, Philip, Greenwood, John P. and Plein, Sven (2017) The role of left ventricular deformation in the assessment of microvascular obstruction and intramyocardial haemorrhage. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 33. 361–370. ISSN 1573-0743

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Abstract

In the setting of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), it remains unclear which strain parameter most strongly correlates with microvascular obstruction (MVO) or intramyocardial haemorrhage (IMH). We aimed to investigate the association of MVO, IMH and convalescent left ventricular (LV) remodelling with strain parameters measured with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Forty-three patients with reperfused STEMI and 10 age and gender matched healthy controls underwent CMR within 3-days and at 3-months following reperfused STEMI. Cine, T2-weighted, T2*-imaging and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging were performed. Infarct size, MVO and IMH were quantified. Peak global longitudinal strain (GLS), global radial strain (GRS), global circumferential strain (GCS) and their strain rates were derived by feature tracking analysis of LV short-axis, 4-chamber and 2-chamber cines. All 43 patients and ten controls completed the baseline scan and 34 patients completed 3-month scans. In multivariate regression, GLS demonstrated the strongest association with MVO or IMH (beta = 0.53, p < 0.001). The optimal cut-off value for GLS was −13.7% for the detection of MVO or IMH (sensitivity 76% and specificity 77.8%). At follow up, 17% (n = 6) of patients had adverse LV remodeling (defined as an absolute increase of LV end-diastolic/end-systolic volumes >20%). Baseline GLS also demonstrated the strongest diagnostic performance in predicting adverse LV remodelling (AUC = 0.79; 95% CI 0.60–0.98; p = 0.03). Post-reperfused STEMI, baseline GLS was most closely associated with the presence of MVO or IMH. Baseline GLS was more strongly associated with adverse LV remodelling than other CMR parameters.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2021 01:40
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2021 18:18
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82276
DOI: 10.1007/s10554-016-1006-x

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