Study Status: 
Study Description: 

This rearch study is for men and women who are admitted to the hospital for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI, or “heart attack”). The purpose of the study is to compare two forms of cardiac imaging—echocardiography or “echo,” and MRI—for the detection of blood clots (“thrombi”), which can cause stroke, and damage to heart’s papillary muscle, which can cause problems with the heart’s mitral valve and lead to the condition known as heart failure.

Key Eligibility: 

Admission to the hospital for STEMI, and able to have an echo and MRI within 40 days.

Detailed eligibility requirements will be reviewed when you contact the study team.

Principal Investigator: 
Jonathan Weinsaft, M.D.

Meenakshi Das Das Lala, phone 212-746-3412, email

This research is conducted under a grant from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of the United States National Institutes of Health, 5K23 HL102249.
Official Title: 

Diagnostic Utility of Contrast Echocardiography for Detection of Left Ventricular Thrombi Post ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

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