Edema as a Very Early Marker for Acute Myocardial Ischemia

Hassan Abdel-Aty MD of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, along with Libin colleagues Myra Cocker, BSc, Cheryl Meek, RN, John V. Tyberg, MD, PhD, and Matthias G. Friedrich, MD, has authored a study to be published in the April 7th 2009 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

Edema as a Very Early Marker for Acute Myocardial Ischemia – A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study

Objectives:

This study was designed to determine whether imaging myocardial edema would identify acute myocardial ischemia before irreversible injury takes place.

Conclusion:

We provide the first evidence that T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of edema detects acute ischemic myocyte injury before the onset of irreversible injury. T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging may serve as a very useful diagnostic marker in clinical settings such as unstable angina or evolving infarction.

Complete abstract

Full textJ Am Coll Cardiol, April 7,2009; 53:1194-1201

Editorial – J Am Coll Cardiol, April 7, 2009; 53: 1202 – 1203

Story – about the article in Modern Medicine

Related:

Stephenson CMR Centre at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta


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