Complications of Myocardial Infarction and Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Nai-Lun ChangEmail author
  • Adam S. Budzikowski


Immediate recognition of cardiovascular emergencies leads to less delays in treatment and a lower risk of morbidity and mortality. In this chapter, we will focus on complications of acute myocardial infarction (arrhythmia, inflammatory, and mechanical), symptomatic bradycardia, and cardiac arrest. Detailed discussion on tamponade, aortic dissection, and symptomatic tachyarrhythmia can be found in separate, dedicated chapters in this pocket manual.


Myocardial infarction complications Cardiac arrest Cardiogenic shock Arrhythmia Acute mitral regurgitation Bradycardia Tachycardia Ventricular arrhythmias 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine-EP SectionSUNY Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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