Chapter 13 - Echocardiographic Diagnosis and Monitoring of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Associated Complications


Video 13-1. Modified apical four-chamber view with color Doppler showing distal anterior intraventricular septal and apical akinesis and a focal disruption in the myocardium with left to right shunting typical of an anterior myocardial infarction complicated by a ventricular septal defect.

Video 13-2. (A) Left parasternal view at the mid-left ventricular level showing inferior and posterior akinesis consistent with a posterior myocardial infarction with R > S in V1 and V2 and ST segment depressions in these leads.
(B) Left parasternal long-axis view in the same patient showing basal and mid-posterior akinesis.