Mitral insufficiency as a complication of acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular remodeling.

@article{Ma1997MitralIA,
  title={Mitral insufficiency as a complication of acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular remodeling.},
  author={Hui Hui Ma and Hiroshi Honma and Kazuo Munakata and Hirokazu Hayakawa},
  journal={Japanese circulation journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={912-20}
}
The presence of mitral insufficiency after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) often leads to hemodynamic impairment and heart failure. This study was designed to examine the relationship between mitral regurgitation (MR), an indicator of mitral insufficiency, and the course of recovery from AMI. We evaluated the course of MR after AMI in 223 patients by color Doppler echocardiography. MR was detected in 21% (47/223) of patients at the onset of AMI, and developed in 18% (40/223) of patients… CONTINUE READING