New Imaging-derived Biomarkers Based on Tridimensional CTA/MRI Hybrid Models for Complex Assessment of Myocardial Viability after Myocardial Infarction – the HYBRIDHEART Study

DOI: 10.2478/jim-2018-0009


Hybrid imaging represents a combination of two different imaging techniques resulting in a single image that contains all the information provided by the two investigations. Hybrid imaging tends to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis in many diseases. Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) has unquestionable abilities in highlighting coronary artery diseases (CAD). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also has a powerful predictive role in assessing the functionality of the myocardial tissue. The aim of the study is to develop new imaging markers for a complex evaluation of myocardial viability (MV) after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), using hybrid technology. Material and methods: This study will enroll 100 patients at one month after an AMI. CCTA, MRI, 3D echocardiography, and blood tests will be performed in all patients. All the acquisitions will be processed using a supercomputer, and MV and other parameters will be assessed on hybrid images. A secondary objective will be to correlate the level of inflammatory markers with the outcome of patients, left ventricular function, ischemic time, and the rate of major adverse cardiovascular events.