Lege Artis Medicinae

[Right ventricular infarction]

KISS Gabriella1

SEPTEMBER 30, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(09)

[Right ventricular infarction (RVI) may occure as isolated or, more often, associated with left ventricular – inferior or occasionally anterior - infarction. The diagnosis of RVI is based first of all on the characteristic clinical symptoms, on the ECG pattern and on the results of 2D-echo-cardiography. The exact localisation of the infarction has vital significance in the therapy of the acute phase. The mortality can be substantially decreased with adequate therapeutic measures even in severe cases. The prospective prognosis of RVI is more favourable than that of left ventricular infarcti on. The author presents the most important diagnostic and therapeutic features related to RVI. ]

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  1. Országos Reuma- és Fizioterápiás Intézet III. Belosztály-Kardiológia

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