Background Percutaneous ventricular restoration therapy with the use of a left ventricle (LV)–partitioning Parachute device has emerged as a clinical treatment option for LV apical aneurysm after extensive anterior myocardial infarction (AMI). We assessed changes of diastolic mechanics and functional improvements following LV Parachute device implantation by means of cardiac computerized tomography (CCT). Methods and Results CCT data were obtained from 28 patients before and after LV Parachute device implantation. Diastolic functional indices were determined by means of quantitative CCT assessment: 1) transmitral velocities in early (E) and late (A) diastole and ratio (E/A); 2) early diastolic mitral septal tissue velocity (Ea) and E/Ea; and 3) vortex formation time (VFT). Functional improvements were assessed with the use of New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional classification. Among the study patients, there were no significant differences in all transmitral velocities and E/A, though there was significantly increased Ea, reduced E/Ea, and greater VFT 6 months after LV Parachute device implantation. Finally, the improvement of diastolic functional indices after Parachute treatment correlated with observed clinical functional alterations (Δ E/Ea and Δ NYHA functional class:, r = 0.563; P = .002; Δ VFT and Δ NYHA functional class: r = −0.507; P = .006). Conclusions LV Parachute device implantation therapy in heart failure caused by AMI and LV apical aneurysm formation showed improvements in several diastolic functional mechanics according to CCT-based measures.
- computer tomography
- diastolic function
- heart failure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine