Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

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Mahmoud Abdelsabour

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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    Assessment of Right Ventricular Function after Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
    Author(s): Mahmoud Abdelsabour, Khaled Saber* and Doaa Ahmed Fouad

    Background: The effect of the different sites of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction on systolic and diastolic right ventricular (RV) function is still unclear. In this study, we aimed to assess the effect of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) on RV function using echocardiography. Methods: One hundred and seven consecutive patients with first episode of acute STEMI were enrolled in this study with echocardiographic imaging obtained both within 24 hours and 6 months after successful PPCI. Patients were divided into two groups, anterior (45%) and non-anterior STEMI (55%) based on significant ST-segment elevation. Results: At presentation, TAPSE (tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion) and FAC (Fractional area change) were significantly lower i.. Read More»

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