Pulsed wave tissue Doppler-derived myocardial performance index for the assessment of left ventricular thrombus formation risk after acute myocardial infarction

Yilmaz R., Celik S., Baykan M., Orem C. , Kasap H., Durmus I., ...More

AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL, vol.148, no.6, pp.1102-1108, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ahj.2004.05.025
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1102-1108


Background Assessment of left ventricular (LV) thrombosis risk after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is important because of potential embolic sequelae that are reduced by oral anticoagulant agents. The goal of this study was to investigate whether early assessment of LV systolic and diastolic performance with pulsed wave tissue Doppler ultrasound scanning (PWTD) predicts LV thrombosis after AMI.