Our mission is to become a worldwide reference for education in the field for all professionals involved in the process to disseminate knowledge & skills of Acute Cardiovascular Care.
Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
The ESC Working Groups' goal is to stimulate and disseminate scientific knowledge in different fields of cardiology.
The ESC Councils' goal is to share knowledge among medical professionals practising in specific cardiology domains.
OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
In much the same way as wall thickening is graded using a numerical score and then divided by the number of segments to yield the Wall Motion Scoring Index (WMSI), the pattern of contrast uptake in myocardial segments can also be numerically scored.
An example of a semi-quantitative scoring system would be:
The scores for each segment are summed and then divided by the number of segments to yield a CONTRAST PERFUSION INDEX (CPI).
At rest, this score clearly also is linked to myocardial viability (lack of contrast uptake implies lack of an intact microvasculature which usually implies scar tissue) – a CPI>1.5 has been shown to correlate with a low likelihood of viable myocardium.
If the CPI is calculated at rest and after stress, the difference between the two represents the ISCHAEMIC BURDEN of myocardium.
7. Jeetley P, Swinburn J, Hickman M, Bellenger NG, Pennell DJ, Senior R. Myocardial contrast echocardiography predicts left ventricular remodelling after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2004;17(10):1030-6
8. Dwivedi G, Janardhanan R, Hayat SA, Swinburn JM, Senior R. Prognostic value of myocardial viability detected by myocardial contrast echocardiography early after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007;50(4):327-34
< Previous page
> Next page
© 2017 European Society of Cardiology. All rights reserved