M. I. Broder, M.D.; E. Rodriguera, M.D.; J. N. Cohn, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The evolution of hemodynamic changes in acute myocardial infarction was investigated in 12 patients using left ventricular catheterization and ultrasoundcardiography. All patients had rales and ventricular gallops at the initial study within 24 hr after acute myocardial infarction (study 1) but showed no evidence of heart failure at restudy 3 weeks later (study 2). Cardiac index rose from an average of 2.50 liters/min/m2 in study 1 to 3.15 liters/min/m2 in study 2 (P < 0.01), and right atrial pressure fell from an average of 9.4 mm Hg in study 1 to 5.3 mm Hg in study 2 (P < 0.002).
Broder MI, Rodriguera E, Cohn JN. Evolution of Abnormalities in Left Ventricular Function After Acute Myocardial Infarction.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:817–818. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-817_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):817-818.
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