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Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Exercise Capacity After Inferior (Posterior) Wall Acute Myocardial Infarction.
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PMID:  22651879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tissue Doppler echocardiography is a novel technique that can be used to diagnose right ventricular (RV) systolic dysfunction. Until recently, there have been no data on the influence of tissue Doppler-derived RV systolic dysfunction on exercise capacity after inferior (posterior) myocardial infarction (MI). We studied 90 consecutive patients (76% men, mean age 61 ± 10 years) with first inferior ST-segment elevation MI and left ventricular ejection fraction ≥45%. RV systolic dysfunction was defined as RV systolic myocardial velocity <11.5 cm/s at the basal segment of the RV free wall assessed by pulse tissue Doppler. Patients were categorized as with or without RV systolic dysfunction (RV systolic myocardial velocity 9.34 ± 1.36 and 13.74 ± 1.58 cm/s, respectively). A cardiopulmonary exercise test was performed before or soon after discharge (day 14 ± 10). Patients with RV systolic dysfunction had lower oxygen consumption assessed as percent predicted oxygen uptake in liters per minute and milliliters per kilogram per minute at their anaerobic threshold (61 ± 11% vs 69 ± 17%, p = 0.007; 53 ± 12% vs 61 ± 19%, p = 0.012, respectively) and at peak exercise (71 ± 12% vs 83 ± 16%, p = 0.0001; 62 ± 14% vs 74 ± 21%, p = 0.002, respectively). Multivariate regression analysis revealed that the following independent factors negatively influenced exercise capacity: RV systolic dysfunction, female gender, age, lower body mass index, current smoking, and maximal troponin I concentration. In conclusion, we found decreased exercise capacity in patients with systolic RV dysfunction assessed by pulse tissue Doppler in patients with inferior (posterior) wall acute MI despite preserved left ventricular function.
Krzysztof Smarz; Beata Zaborska; Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec; Paweł Maciejewski; Andrzej Budaj
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Postgraduate Medical School, Grochowski Hospital, Warsaw, Poland.
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