Volume 11 Supplement 1

Abstracts of the 12th Annual SCMR Scientific Sessions – 2009

Open Access

Evaluation of myocardial function after primary percutaneous intervention by cardial MRI: 5 years follow up

  • Tirza Springeling1,
  • Sharon W Kirschbaum2,
  • Timo Baks1,
  • Yusuf Karamermer1,
  • Gabriel K Krestin1,
  • Pim J de Feyter1 and
  • Robert-Jan M van Geuns1
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance200911(Suppl 1):P86

DOI: 10.1186/1532-429X-11-S1-P86

Published: 28 January 2009

Background

We investigated the early and late effect of primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction on recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), end diastolic volume (EDV), end systolic volume (ESV) and segmental wall thickening (SWT) using Cardiac MRI.

Methods

This abstract includes preliminary analysis of the first 12 patients. All patients underwent cardial MRI within 5 days, at 5 months and at 5 years after successful primary PCI. LVEF, EDV, ESV and SWT quantified on cine-images, the transmural extent of the infarction (TEI) was quantified on delayed-enhancement images.

Results

EDV increased significantly between baseline and 5 months (from 193.5 ± 45.4 to 216.4 ± 61.5, p = .01), with a trend for additional late remodelling at 5 years (from 216.4 ± 61.5 to 218.0 ± 82.1, p = .27). The same trend seems to be visible in ESV although also not significant (resp.114,2 ± 33.9; 122.0 ± 51.8; 132.5 ± 73.4 p = 0.20). LVEF showed some recovery between baseline and 5 months (from 41.60 ± to 45,8 ± 12.4, p = .15), with no further change after 5 months (45,8 ± 12.4; 45.56 ± 10.7 p = .92) (see figure 1).

Figure 1

SWT improved significantly between baseline and 5 months follow up (from 23% to 30%, p = 0.04), no additional improvement was seen at 5 years (SWT 33%, p = 0.29). TEI at baseline showed a good correlation with SWT at 5 months and 5 years follow up.

Conclusion

These interesting preliminary results of 12 patients indicates a tendency to late remodelling at 5 years follow up by which LVEF is preserved. TEI at baseline predicted regional SWT at follow up.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Erasmus MC
(2)
Erasmus MC, Thoraxcenter

Copyright

© Springeling et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd.

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