Risk factors, angiographic patterns, and outcomes in patients with ventricular septal defect complicating acute myocardial infarction Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Coronary Angiography
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular
  • Myocardial Infarction

abstract

  • Compared with historical control subjects, patients who undergo thrombolysis within 6 hours of infarction onset may have a reduced risk of later VSD. If patients develop this mechanical complication, however, it typically occurs sooner than described in the prethrombolytic era. Despite improvements in medical therapy and percutaneous and surgical techniques, mortality with this complication remains extremely high.

publication date

  • January 4, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10618300

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 27

end page

  • 32

volume

  • 101

number

  • 1