Heart failure and death after myocardial infarction in the community: the emerging role of mitral regurgitation.

@article{Bursi2005HeartFA,
  title={Heart failure and death after myocardial infarction in the community: the emerging role of mitral regurgitation.},
  author={Francesca Bursi and Maurice E. Enriquez-Sarano and Vuyisile T. Nkomo and Steven J. Jacobsen and Susan A. Weston and Ryan A. Meverden and Veronique Lee Roger},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={295-301}
}
BACKGROUND In case series, mitral regurgitation (MR) increased the risk of death after myocardial infarction (MI), yet the prevalence of MR, its incremental prognostic value over ejection fraction (EF), and its association with heart failure and death after MI in the community is not known. METHODS AND RESULTS The prevalence of MR and its association with heart failure and death were examined among 1331 patients within a geographically defined MI incidence cohort between 1988 and 1998… CONTINUE READING
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