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Table 2 Spearman rank correlation of global functional parameters vs. infarct size and infarct transmurality

From: Longitudinal peak strain detects a smaller risk area than visual assessment of wall motion in acute myocardial infarction

Parameter Infarct size Transmurality (%)
  Scar% All segments Affected segments
Strain (ε)    
   Pre_PCI n = 26; r = 0.48; p = 0.014 n = 26; r = 0.61; p = 0.001 n = 22; r = 0.42; p = 0.054
   Post-PCI n = 26; r = 0.51; p = 0.008 n = 26; r = 0.64; p = < 0.001 n = 22; r = 0.44; p = 0.042
MAM    
   Pre_PCI n = 26; r = -0.24; p = 0.245 n = 26; r = -0.39; p = 0.051 n = 22; r = -0.29; p = 0.198
   Post-PCI n = 26; r = -0.56; p = 0.003 n = 26; r = -0.61; p = < 0.001 n = 22; r = -0.40; p = 0.066
EF%    
   Pre_PCI n = 18; r = -0.29; p = 0.238 n = 18; r = -0.52; p = 0.029 n = 16; r = -0.40; p = 0.121
   Post-PCI n = 24; r = -0.06; p = 0.790 n = 24; r = -0.18; p = 0.411 n = 20; r = -0.07; p = 0.757
WMSI    
   Pre_PCI n = 26; r = 0.55; p = 0.003 n = 26; r = 0.75; p = < 0.001 n = 22; r = 0.59; p = 0.004
   Post-PCI n = 26; r = 0.83; p = < 0.001 n = 26; r = 0.88; p = < 0.001 n = 22; r = 0.80; p = < 0.001
  1. Spearman's rank correlations (n; r; p) between global ultrasonic systolic measures pre and post PCI on the one hand and infarct size and transmurality post PCI on the other. Significant correlations are bolded.