Value of Two-Dimensional Longitudinal Strains Analysis to Assess the Impact of Thrombus Aspiration during Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Left Ventricular Function: A Speckle Tracking Imaging Substudy of the EXPIRA Trial
Patients who received pretreatment with manual thrombus aspiration before primary PCI had a more preserved microvascular integrity resulting in a better myocardial longitudinal deformation even in the absence of significant changes in traditional indices of LV function. 2DSTE imaging may have important diagnostic and therapeutic implications especially in acute clinical settings providing an easy and noninvasive risk stratification soon after acute myocardial infarction.
O Strain Global Longitudinal parece ser o marcador mais confiável na isquemia.
Pode ser usado até para inferir a preservação da microcirculação!