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Hemodynamic profile of a post-infarct ventricular septal defect: left atrial a-waves rather than v-waves may be a prominent feature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7814157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of prominent left atrial v-waves following interventricular septal rupture in acute myocardial infarction have been reported in the past. Hemodynamic profile obtained in one particular case highlighted some of the varying aspects of pressure wave, oxygen saturation, and compliance abnormalities that may also be present in such cases. The presence of large left atrial a-waves rather than v-waves was one of the findings.
M A Karim; D Netz; U Deligonul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-03     Completed Date:  1995-02-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 68198-2265.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Atrial Function, Left / physiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Myocardial Infarction / complications

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