In-hospital complications of acute right ventricular myocardial infarction
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Objective: To determine the in-hospital complications of acute right ventricular myocardial infarction(RVMI).
Methodology: This study was conducted at Cardiology Department, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawarfrom May to October 2009. A total of 100 patients with acute RVMI were evaluated for in-hospital complications.
Results: Male patients were 77 (77%) and females 23 (23%). Patient's mean age was 59.96+12.3 years withage range 28-82 years. Total in-hospital complication events were 174. In-hospital complications werepresent in 77% patients. Cardiogenic shock was the commonest complication with frequency of 25.8%followed by acute left ventricular failure (LVF) in 17.8% and atrioventricular blocks (AV Blocks) in 14.3%respectively. Re-infarction occurred in 5.7% (10) patients. Thirty eight patients died in our study (21.8%).Among RVMI patients, 65% stayed in-hospital for more than 4 days.
Conclusion: Frequency of complications is higher and cardiogenic shock is the most common complicationin acute RVMI patients.
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