The viable myocardium: epidemiology, detection, and clinical implications.

@article{Marwick1998TheVM,
  title={The viable myocardium: epidemiology, detection, and clinical implications.},
  author={Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={351 9105},
  pages={815-9}
}
The success of fibrinolytic and other therapies has reduced the mortality of myocardial infarction. However, many survivors develop congestive heart failure. Medical treatment of this disorder has limited efficacy, and cardiac transplantation has limited availability. Contrary to previous teaching about ischaemic injury, roughly 40% of segments involved in myocardial infarction may subsequently recover, either spontaneously or after revascularisation. The persistence of such viable myocardium… CONTINUE READING

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