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Abstract #0232

Myocardial Tagging Reveals a Distinct Regional Contractility Pattern After Ischemic Postconditioning in Mice

Wouter Oosterlinck1, Tom Dresselaers2, Vincent Geldhof1, Marijke Pellens1, Stefan Janssens1, Uwe Himmelreich2, Paul Herijgers1

1Cardiovascular Diseases, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; 2Medical Diagnostic Sciences, Biomedical NMR-Unit/MoSAIC, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

We studied ischemia reperfusion and Ischemic Postconditioning in mice. Follow up included non invasive cMRI and myocardial tagging and invasive pressure conductance analysis after 1 and 10 weeks. We studied global and regional contractility changes and evaluated the effect of Ischemic Postconditioning at long term.