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Abstract #3757

Is Hemorrhage in Acute Reperfused Myocardial Infarction a New Marker for the Severity of Tissue Injury?

Andreas Kumar1, Jordin D. Green1,2, Jane M. Sykes3, Andrea J. Mitchell3, Gerald Wisenberg3, Matthias G. Friedrich1

1Stephenson CMR Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada; 2Siemens Canada Ltd, Calgary, AB, Canada; 3Lawson Health Research Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

We applied a T2*-weighted cardiovascular magnetic imaging sequence to assess the effect of hemorrhage in reperfusion injury in acute myocardial infarction. In this dog model, hemorrhage was associated with larger infarct size and worse functional parameters.