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Abstract #3655

Triple Inversion Recovery Imaging of Myocardial Infarction

Larry Kramer1, Catalin Loghin2, Eduardo Matta, Martin Pilat, Naveen Garg, Khader Hasan

1Diagnostic Imaging, UTHSC-Houston, Houston, TX, United States; 2Cardiology, UTHSC-Houston

Triple Inversion Recovery Imaging of the ventricular myocardium is sensitive to myocardial edema due to injury from a severe vascular event. Transmural myocardial infarcts were accurately identified relative to delayed contrast enhancement in 81% of positive cases of myocardial edema. The absence of edema in a patient with initial symptoms of chest pain and a positive electrocardiogram or coronary catheterization suggests a favorable functional outcome.