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Abstract #1319

Mechanically Altering Infarct Properties Improves Regional & Global Function Secondary to Acute Myocardial Infarction

Kevin J. Koomalsingh1, Chun Xu1, Larry Dougherty2, Masahito Minakawa1, Takashi Shuto1, Joseph H. Gorman, III1, Robert C. Gorman1, James J. Pilla1

1Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Glenolden, PA, United States; 2Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

We evaluated the effect of an adjustable pressure device in a well developed large animal myocardial infarction model using 3D SPAMM tagging and optical flow mapping for data analysis.