Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2003; 51(5): 290-292
DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-43079
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Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Acute Inferior MI: Role of RV Mechanical Support

N.  Moazami1 , L.  Hill1
  • 1Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Received: March 26, 2003

Publication Date:
22 October 2003 (online)


Right ventricular dysfunction after myocardial infarction is associated with high morbidity and mortality. If optimal medical management is ineffective, early consideration should be given to right-sided temporary mechanical assistance.



Nader Moazami, , MD 

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