Left Ventricular Performance After Acute Myocardial Infarction: Spectrum of Functional Abnormalities and Importance of Wall Motion Disturbances During Convalescent Phase

Ali Ehsani, Shahbudin H. Rahimtoola, M. Ziad Sinno, Henry S. Loeb, Kenneth M. Rosen, Rolf M. Gunnar

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Abstract

Seventeen patients underwent catheterization of the right and left sides of the heart and left ventricular (LV) angiography three to six weeks after acute myocardial infarction. Fourteen of 17 patients had abnormal LV function. Three patients had altered LV diastolic properties; five patients had abnormalities of diastolic properties and of systolic function; and six patients had abnormal systolic function, but diastolic function could not be assessed. Thirteen of the 14 patients with abnormal LV function had LV wall motion abnormalities, which were quantitatively related to impaired LV systolic function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1547
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of internal medicine
Volume135
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1975
Externally publishedYes

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