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.