Two Dimensional Echocardiography in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Clinical Applications

  • Ioannis P. Panidis
  • Joel Morganroth
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 41)


The usefulness of echocardiography in the setting of acute myocardial infarction has been extensively studied over the past few years. Early clinical studies demonstrated localized areas of left ventricular asynergy in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) utilizing M-mode echocardiography. Two-dimensional echocardiography with its superior spatial orientation and display of the various left ventricular segments in several views, allows reliable determination of the presence, location and extent of wall motion abnormalities in acute MI. Furthermore two dimensional echocardiography (2D-echo) can be useful in detecting complications of acute MI and has potential applications in screening patients with the chest pain syndrome and determining the prognosis in patients with established MI. (Table 1)


Acute Myocardial Infarction Papillary Muscle Wall Motion Abnormality Constrictive Pericarditis Regional Wall Motion Abnormality 
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  • Ioannis P. Panidis
  • Joel Morganroth

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