Mechanical Complications of MI: Right Ventricular Infarction
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
Author(s): Michael Ragosta III, MD
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Credit hours: .75
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.