alexa Antecedent angina pectoris as a predictor of better functional and clinical outcomes in patients with an inferior wall acute myocardial infarction.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Inoue K, Ito H, Kitakaze M, Kuzuya T, Hori M,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract We examined whether angina pectoris (AP) occurring shortly before the onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can render the right ventricle and the conducting tissue resistant to ischemia in 75 patients with an inferior wall AMI. Each patient had total occlusion in the proximal right coronary artery and underwent successful coronary angioplasty < or =24 hours from the onset. We divided patients into 2 groups based on presence or absence of antecedent AP < or =24 hours before the system onset: group 1 (absent) = 57 patients; group 2 (present) = 18 patients. Collateral circulation was more frequently observed in group 2 than in group 1 (group 1 vs 2, 28\% vs 61\%, p <0.01). Elevation in ST segment > or =1 mm in lead V4R, hemodynamic right ventricular dysfunction, and frequency of high-degree heart block were more frequent in group 1 than in group 2 (75\% vs 44\%, 79\% vs 39\%, 53\% vs 11\%, p <0.05, respectively). Multivariate analysis demonstrated that antecedent AP is the only factor related to these complications. Thus, episodes of AP occurring shortly before onset may restrain development of ischemic damage of the right ventricle and conducting tissue, and are associated with better clinical and functional outcomes among patients with an inferior wall AMI.
This article was published in Am J Cardiol and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version