Heart failure (HF) complicating acute myocardial infarction (MI) is an ominous prognostic sign frequently caused by left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. However, many patients develop HF despite preserved LV ejection fractions. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that LV longitudinal function is a stronger marker of in-hospital HF than traditional echocardiographic indices.
Echocardiography, 2012, Vol 25, Issue 12, p. 1280-9
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Comorbidity; Denmark; Echocardiography; Elasticity Imaging Techniques; Female; Heart Failure; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Myocardial Infarction; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Statistics as Topic; Ventricular Dysfunction, Left