Long-term prognostic significance of CMR in STEMI patients has not been assessed yet. This longitudinal study, – from a multicenter registry that prospectively included STEMI patients undergoing CMR after infarction, – sought to investigate whether early post-infarction cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) parameters provide additional long-term prognostic value beyond traditional outcome predictors in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.
The Authors conclude that early post-infarction CMR-based MVO is a strong independent prognosticator in revascularized STEMI patients. Remarkably, MVO extent ≥2.6% of LV improved long-term risk stratification over traditional outcome predictors.
- Symons R, Pontone G, Schwitter J, Francone M, Iglesias JF, Barison A, Zalewski J, de Luca L, Degrauwe S, Claus P, Guglielmo M, Nessler J, Carbone I, Ferro G, Durak M, Magistrelli P, Lo Presti A, Aquaro GD, Eeckhout E, Roguelov C, Andreini D, Vogt P, Guaricci AI, Mushtaq S, Lorenzoni V, Muller O, Desmet W, Agati L, Janssens S, Bogaert J, Masci PG. Long-Term Incremental Prognostic Value of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance After ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Study of the Collaborative Registry on CMR in STEMI. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 Aug 11. pii: S1936-878X(17)30620-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.05.023. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed