Right ventricular infarction

J. H. Ip, P. Schweitzer, A. Lotvin, D. Tepper, T. Porter, J. M. Schapiro, N. Arber

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Both inferior- and posterior-wall myocardial infarction are marked by a high incidence of right ventricular involvement. Its manifestations include hypotension, an increased right jugular venous pressure, clear lungs, and persistent nausea and diaphoresis. Prompt diagnosis of the condition facilitates its treatment, which consists of rapid fluid infusion and hemodynamic monitoring. Clinical recognition of right ventricular infarction can improve the prognosis for those patients in whom it occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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