Heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: a lost bBattle in the war on heart failure?

Jhund, P. and McMurray, J. J.V. (2008) Heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: a lost bBattle in the war on heart failure? Circulation, 118(20), pp. 2019-2021. (doi:10.1161/circulationaha.108.813493)

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Abstract

Improvements in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), especially use of reperfusion therapy, have led to larger numbers of survivors. In patients who would have survived despite reperfusion therapy, use of this treatment should lead to greater myocardial salvage and a reduced extent of ventricular injury in many. However, others who might not have survived previously may now do so, but with substantial left ventricular damage.1,2 The net consequence of these 2 opposing effects on the early and later risk of developing heart failure after AMI is uncertain. There has been concern, however, that an increasing pool of survivors of AMI might fuel an “epidemic” of heart failure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jhund, Dr Pardeep and McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Jhund, P., and McMurray, J. J.V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Circulation
Publisher:American Heart Association
ISSN:0009-7322
ISSN (Online):1524-4539

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