Left Ventricular Function After Reopening of Occluded Coronary Arteries

  • W. Huhmann
  • K. Duangphung
Conference paper


Patients who survive an acute myocardial infarction have a restricted left ventricular function [5]. 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.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Infarct Size Wall Motion Acute Myocardial Infarction Occlude Coronary Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Huhmann
    • 1
  • K. Duangphung
    • 1
  1. 1.Med. Klinik IStädtische KlinikenFuldaGermany

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