2005 Volume 3 Issue 2 Pages 83-90
Background. C-reactive protein (CRP) level and monocytosis are associated with left ventricular (LV) remodeling in patients with AMI.
Methods. One hundred twenty-nine consecutive patients with the first acute myocardial infarction (AMI) underwent myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) 2 weeks after successful reperfusion.
Results. LV end-diastolic volume index (LVEDVI) at pre-discharge was significantly higher in the no-reflow group than the reflow group (64±17 vs. 58±11 mL/m
Conclusion. Microvascular dysfunction following tissue inflammation may play an important role in the LV remodeling after AMI.