Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography

S. Rasmussen, B. C. Corya, Harvey Feigenbaum, S. B. Knoebel

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Wall thicknesses were measured and echo densities were evaluated from the left ventricular echograms of 182 patients. The echogram was considered to reflect scar tissue when 1) either the interventricular septum, the posterior left ventricular wall or the anterior left ventricular wall was less than 7 mm thick in mid-diastole and was more echo-producing than its opposing wall or another area of the same wall in a sector scan, or 2) an area of myocardium was 30% less thick than an adjacent area within a sector scan. Myocardial scarring was diagnosed by echocardiography in 52 of the 182 patients. The echocardiographic presence or absence of scarring was confirmed in 95% (173 of 182) of cases, 34 cases by microscopic examination and 139 by surgical appearance. This study shows that M-mode echocardiography is both a sensitive and specific method for detecting myocardial scar tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-237
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation
Volume57
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

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Rasmussen, S., Corya, B. C., Feigenbaum, H., & Knoebel, S. B. (1978). Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography. Circulation, 57(2), 230-237.

Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography. / Rasmussen, S.; Corya, B. C.; Feigenbaum, Harvey; Knoebel, S. B.

In: Circulation, Vol. 57, No. 2, 1978, p. 230-237.

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Rasmussen, S, Corya, BC, Feigenbaum, H & Knoebel, SB 1978, 'Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography', Circulation, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 230-237.
Rasmussen S, Corya BC, Feigenbaum H, Knoebel SB. Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography. Circulation. 1978;57(2):230-237.
Rasmussen, S. ; Corya, B. C. ; Feigenbaum, Harvey ; Knoebel, S. B. / Detection of myocardial scar tissue by M-mode echocardiography. In: Circulation. 1978 ; Vol. 57, No. 2. pp. 230-237.
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