Ventricular dysfunction and the risk of stroke after myocardial infarction.

  title={Ventricular dysfunction and the risk of stroke after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Elwyn Y. Loh and Martin Sutton and C C Wun and Jean Lucien Rouleau and Greg C. Flaker and Stephen S Gottlieb and Gervasio A. Lamas and Lemuel A. Moye and Samuel Z. Goldhaber and Marc Pfeffer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={336 4},
BACKGROUND In patients who have had a myocardial infarction, the long-term risk of stroke and its relation to the extent of left ventricular dysfunction have not been determined. We studied whether a reduced left ventricular ejection fraction is associated with an increased risk of stroke after myocardial infarction and whether other factors such as older age and therapy with anticoagulants, thrombolytic agents, or captopril affect long-term rates of stroke. METHODS We performed an… CONTINUE READING
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