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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Archives of internal medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1975|