Prognostic importance of secondary pulmonary hypertension after acute myocardial infarction.

J. E. Moller, Graham Scott Hillis, J. K. Oh, P. A. Pellikka

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    Abstract

    We studied 536 patients with acute myocardial infarction and echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and measurement of right ventricular systolic pressure. On multivariable analysis, the grade of diastolic function, mitral regurgitation severity, age, and wall motion score index were independent predictors of right ventricular systolic pressure, and an increase in right ventricular systolic pressure was independently predictive of mortality (hazard ratio 1.22 per 10 mm Hg, p < 0.0001), after adjustment for conventional risk factors and left ventricular function. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)199-203
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
    Volume96
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • RIGHT ATRIAL PRESSURE
    • DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
    • CATHETERIZATION

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