Combined Effect of Age and Right Ventricular Involvement on Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction Prognosis

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Abstract

Background

In patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction (AIMI), right ventricular involvement (RVI) is one of the strongest predictors of in-hospital death. We hypothesized that the impact of RVI on AIMI prognosis depends on the patient's age.

Conclusions

In patients with AIMI, RVI substantially increases mortality risk in elderly patients, whereas it has a nonsignificant effect in young subjects. (Circulation. 1998;98:1714-1720.)

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