Prognosis of myocardial infarctions involving more than 40% of the left ventricle after acute reperfusion therapy.

@article{McCallister1993PrognosisOM,
  title={Prognosis of myocardial infarctions involving more than 40% of the left ventricle after acute reperfusion therapy.},
  author={Ben D. McCallister and Timothy F. Christian and Bernard J. Gersh and Raymond J. Gibbons},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 4 Pt 1},
  pages={1470-5}
}
BACKGROUND Prior studies based on autopsy data suggest that infarction of more than 40% of the left ventricle necessitates cardiogenic shock and death. METHODS AND RESULTS Technetium-99m Sestamibi tomography was used prospectively to measure infarct size at discharge in 166 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Patients with previous myocardial infarction or revascularization were excluded from the trial. Sixteen patients were identified with final infarct sizes > 40% of the left… CONTINUE READING