Quantitative Blush Evaluator accurately quantifies microvascular dysfunction in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: comparison with cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Leonarda Galiuto, Francesco Burzotta, Luigi Natale, Filippo Crea, Italo Porto, Giampaolo Niccoli, Lorenzo Bonomo, C Hamilton Craig, Gl De Maria, R Vergallo, G Cautilli, Am Leone

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Abstract

After ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), microvascular obstruction (MVO) can be assessed using semiquantitative angiographic "blush" scores subject to interoperator variability. Quantitative Blush Evaluator (QuBE) is a free computer-calculated algorithm that evaluates myocardial blush on a continuous scale with improved reproducibility. We aimed to compare QuBE with cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in detecting MVO and its severity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-372-381.e2
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Coronary Circulation
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Male
  • Microvessels
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index

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