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Physical influences on right ventricular infarction and cardiogenic shock in acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  19601398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To determine if complicated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is related to specific cosmophysical activities. METHODS: The study group included 1170 patients who had undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for AMI in 2000-2006. Geomagnetic and cosmic ray (neutron) activity (GMA, CRA) on the day of PCI were derived from international observatories. The findings were compared among patients with right ventricular infarction (RVI), cardiogenic shock, and uncomplicated AMI. RESULTS: Relative to the whole study period, the mean CRA was higher on days on which PCI was performed for RVI (n=123, 10.5%) (p = .0003) and cardiogenic shock (n=102, 8.72%) (p = .018). When the same artery was involved (LAD, RCA, CRX), CRA was significantly higher for complicated than for uncomplicated AMI (RVI group: p = .006, p = .00027, p = .014, c ardiogenic shock: p = .009, p = .029, p = .089, respectively). At the highest levels of GMA, more RVI cases were seen than cases of cardiogenic shock (p = .06). CONCLUSION: RVI and cardiogenic shock were associated with higher CRA than uncomplicated AMI. RVI occurred more often on days of high GMA than cardiogenic shock. Higher CRA may induce more myocardial damage in patients predisposed to AMI.
E Stoupel; A Assali; I Teplitzky; H Vaknin-Assa; E Abramson; P Israelevich; R Kornowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0792-6855     ISO Abbreviation:  J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-15     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101750     Medline TA:  J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cosmic Radiation*
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology,  radiation effects*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology*

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