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Right ventricular infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6344767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Right ventricular (RV) infarction, once considered rare, is now recognized as common in patients with inferior infarction. It usually involves the posterior wall of the right ventricle and seldom the anterior right ventricle. There is concomitant transmural injury to the posterior wall of the left ventricle and interventricular septum. Severe RV dysfunction may be associated with cardiogenic shock, and conventional treatment may be deleterious. Avoidance of diuretics and administration of fluids is associated with a much better prognosis. Hemodynamic monitoring is necessary and the diagnosis should be confirmed by radionuclide assessment. Exclusion of tamponade and constrictive pericarditis by echocardiography is often essential.
R Roberts; A T Marmor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of medicine     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0066-4219     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu. Rev. Med.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985151R     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy
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