Prognostic implications of restrictive left ventricular filling in reperfused anterior acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Cerisano2001PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic implications of restrictive left ventricular filling in reperfused anterior acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Giampaolo Cerisano and Leonardo Bolognese and Piergiovanni Buonamici and Renato Valenti and Nazario Carrabba and Emilio Vincenzo Dovellini and Paolo Pucci and Giovanni Maria Santoro and David Antoniucci},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={793-9}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the relative prognostic role of a restrictive left ventricular (LV) filling pattern after a first anterior acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in patients treated with primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). BACKGROUND In thrombolized patients, a short Doppler-derived mitral deceleration time (DT) of early filling is a powerful independent predictor of heart failure and death. However, it is still unknown whether the outcome of patients with… CONTINUE READING