Therapies to prevent heart failure post-myocardial infarction.

  title={Therapies to prevent heart failure post-myocardial infarction.},
  author={Kevin L. Thomas and Eric Jose Velazquez},
  journal={Current heart failure reports},
  volume={2 4},
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