Prognostic importance of right ventricular infarction in an acute myocardial infarction cohort referred for contemporary percutaneous reperfusion therapy.

@article{Assali2007PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic importance of right ventricular infarction in an acute myocardial infarction cohort referred for contemporary percutaneous reperfusion therapy.},
  author={Abid R Assali and Igal Teplitsky and Itsik Ben-Dor and Alejandro Solodky and David Brosh and Alexander Battler and Shmuel Fuchs and Ran Kornowski},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={231-7}
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) involvement during acute inferior myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with increased early morbidity and mortality. With recent improvement in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques, it is unclear which factors may improve the outcomes of these patients. We sought to assess the prognostic significance of the presence of right ventricular myocardial infarction (RV-MI) in patients undergoing primary PCI and to explore factors associated with… CONTINUE READING