Therapies to prevent heart failure post-myocardial infarction.

@article{Thomas2005TherapiesTP,
  title={Therapies to prevent heart failure post-myocardial infarction.},
  author={Kevin L. Thomas and Eric Jose Velazquez},
  journal={Current heart failure reports},
  year={2005},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={174-82}
}
Heart failure (HF) is a common complication of myocardial infarction (MI) that carries a poor prognosis when present. HF and/or left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) occur in approximately 40% of patients who suffer acute MI. The estimated mortality of patients developing HF or LVSD post-MI is 20% to 30%, with that risk varying based on the presence… CONTINUE READING