Mechanical Complications of MI: Right Ventricular Infarction
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Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 10, 2021
Right ventricular infarction typically occurs in the setting of acute right coronary artery occlusion with ST-Elevation MI. In this lesson, we review the basic features of right ventricular infarction.
You Will Learn
- To define the hemodynamics and pathophysiology associated with right ventricular infarction
- To describe the clinical findings in right ventricular infarction with respect to the ECG and clinical features
- To associate the abnormalities measure by right heart catheterization with the patient’s clinical presentation
- To describe the angiographic findings on left ventricullography that suggest a diagnosis of right ventricular infarction