Skip to main content

Clinical decision-making and myocardial viability: current perspectives

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Not all myocardium involved in a myocardial infarction is dead or irreversibly damaged. The balance between the amount of scar and live tissue, and the nature of the live tissue, determine the likelihood that contractile function will improve after revascularisation. This improvement (which defines viability) may be predicted with about 80% accuracy using several techniques. This review examines the determinants of functional recovery and how they may be integrated in making decisions regarding revascularisation. (Intern Med J 2005; 35: 118–125)
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: echocardiography; magnetic resonance imaging; myocardial infarction; single photon emission computed tomography; viable myocardium

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Publication date: 2005-02-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more