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Usefulness of Speckle-Tracking Imaging for Right Ventricular Assessment after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Echocardiographic Comparison within the Relation between Aldosterone and Cardiac Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction Study

Abstract : BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is frequent and associated with poor prognosis. The complex anatomy of the right ventricle makes its echocardiographic assessment challenging. Quantification of RV deformation by speckle-tracking echocardiography is a widely available and reproducible technique that readily provides an integrated analysis of all segments of the right ventricle. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of conventional echocardiographic parameters and speckle-tracking echocardiographic strain parameters in assessing RV function after AMI, in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS: A total of 135 patients admitted for AMI (73 anterior, 62 inferior) were prospectively studied. Right ventricular function was assessed by echocardiography and CMR within 2 to 4 days of hospital admission. Right ventricular dysfunction was defined as CMR RV ejection fraction < 50%. Right ventricular global peak longitudinal systolic strain (GLPSS) was calculated by averaging the strain values of the septal, lateral, and inferior walls. RESULTS: Right ventricular dysfunction was documented in 20 patients. Right ventricular GLPSS was the best echographic correlate of CMR RV ejection fraction (r = -0.459, P < .0001) and possessed good diagnostic value for RV dysfunction (area under the receiver operating characteristic curve [AUROC], 0.724; 95% CI, 0.590-0.857), which was comparable with that of RV fractional area change (AUROC, 0.756; 95% CI, 0.647-0.866). In patients with inferior myocardial infarctions, the AUROCs for RV GLPSS (0.822) and inferolateral strain (0.877) were greater than that observed for RV fractional area change (0.760) Other conventional echocardiographic parameters performed poorly (all AUROCs < 0.700). CONCLUSIONS: After AMI, RV GLPSS is the best correlate of CMR RV ejection fraction. In patients with inferior AMIs, RV GLPSS displays even higher diagnostic value than conventional echocardiographic parameters.
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Jérémie Lemarié, Olivier Huttin, Nicolas Girerd, Damien Mandry, Yves Juillière, et al.. Usefulness of Speckle-Tracking Imaging for Right Ventricular Assessment after Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Echocardiographic Comparison within the Relation between Aldosterone and Cardiac Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction Study. Journal of The American Society of Echocardiography, Elsevier, 2015, 28 (7), pp.818 - 827.e4. ⟨10.1016/j.echo.2015.02.019⟩. ⟨hal-01731948⟩

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