Left ventricular shape changes and modelling during acute myocardial infarction

  • Paolo Marino
  • Giorgio Golia
  • Piero Zardini
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 113)


During acute transmural ischemia the ipoxic myocardium, unable to develop adequate pressure, undergoes a process of passive stretching secondary to the contraction of the nonischemic muscle [1]. Concomitantly, the opposing non-ischemic myocardium demonstrates an increase in wall thickening or shortening [2–3]. The combined effect of these different regional and global deformations would be to alter the shape of the left ventricle (Figure 1).


Left Anterior Descend Aortic Valve Disease Thrombolytic Treatment Infarct Expansion Acute Coronary Occlusion 
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  • Paolo Marino
  • Giorgio Golia
  • Piero Zardini

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