Left Ventricular Function After Reopening of Occluded Coronary Arteries
Patients who survive an acute myocardial infarction have a restricted left ventricular function . This is shown in Fig. 1 in a group of 42 normally treated patients who were studied hemodynamically 4 weeks after an acute myocardial infarction. Thirteen had subtotally stenosed coronary arteries and 29 had total occlusion. Mainly those with total occlusions had elevated end-diastolic pressures, high end-systolic volumes, decreased ejection fractions, and large akinetic areas.
KeywordsAcute Myocardial Infarction Infarct Size Wall Motion Acute Myocardial Infarction Occlude Coronary Artery
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