The association of left ventricular end-diastolic pressure with global longitudinal strain and scintigraphic infarct size in ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Cap M., Erdoğan E., Karagoz A., Den Hartigh O. S., Acar R. D., Gecmen C., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.37, no.1, pp.359-366, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10554-020-01945-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-366
  • Keywords: Acute myocardial infarction, Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure, Strain
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (LVEDP) is an independent predictor for prognosis in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. We aimed to investigate the relationship of admission LVEDP measured after a successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) with scintigraphic infarct size (IS) and global longitudinal strain (GLS), a strong predictor of IS, in STEMI patients. A total of 62 consecutive patients with STEMI were enrolled in the study. LVEDP measurements were performed after pPCI in patients who had TIMI-3 flow. Echocardiography was performed 24 h after pPCI and repeated 3 months later. GLS was calculated as an average peak strain from the 3 apical projections. IS was evaluated at the third month by technetium 99m sestamibi. The mean age was 56 +/- 8 years in the study population. The mean LVEDP was found 19.4 +/- 4.4 mmHg. Median IS was 4% (0-11.7 IQR).The mean GLS at the 24th hour and the third month were found to be - 15.4 +/- 2.8 and - 16.7 +/- 2.5 respectively. There was a moderate negative correlation between LVEDP and GLS (24th-hour p < 0.001 r = - 0.485 and third-month p < 0.001 r = - 0.489). LVEDP had a moderate positive correlation with scintigraphic IS (p < 0.001 r = 0.545). In the multivariable model, we found that LVEDP was significantly associated with scintigraphic IS (beta coefficient = 0.570, p = 0.008) but was not associated with the 24th hour (beta coefficient = 0.092, p = 0.171) and third month GLS (beta coefficient = 0.037, p = 0.531). This study demonstrated that there was a statistically significant relationship between LVEDP and scintigraphic IS, and IS was increased with high LVEDP values. However, there was not a relationship between LVEDP and GLS.