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My Heart is Racing! Select Cardiac Arrhythmias and Practice Updates

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domingo, 8 de septiembre de 2013

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Sorin J. Brener & David Tschopp

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
"Complications of acute myocardial infarction (MI) include ischemic, mechanical, arrhythmic, embolic, and inflammatory (pericarditis) disturbances (Table 1). Nevertheless, circulatory failure from severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction or one of the mechanical complications of MI accounts for most fatalities."

Table 1: Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Complication TypeManifestations
IschemicAngina, reinfarction, infarct extension
MechanicalHeart failure, cardiogenic shock, mitral valve dysfunction, aneurysms, cardiac rupture
ArrhythmicAtrial or ventricular arrhythmias, sinus or atrioventricular node dysfunction
EmbolicCentral nervous system or peripheral embolization
InflammatoryPericarditis