SB Diameter as an Index of MI

SB Diameter as an Index of MI

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European Bifurcation Club 2009, EBC 2009 – Berlin, Germany

BIFURCATION LESION AND TREATMENT DEFINITION

SB Diameter as an Index of MI

Author: Ghassan Kassab, MD, Indiana/Purdue University, USA

 

SUMMARY

  • An allometric scaling law relates the various morphological (e.g., diameter, length and volume) and function (e.g., flow) to myocardial mass.
  • A quantitative relation between SB diameter/area and %Infarct (relative to main artery or entire heart) exists in swine hearts and needs to be established in patients.

 

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