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.

Course Details

In this course, 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

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.

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Estimated time to Complete: 45 minutes
Credit/contact hours: .75
Expiration date: July 10, 2021
Publication date: July 11, 2018

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Course Author

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. 
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DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.