Utility of Pulmonary Hypertension for the Prediction of Heart Failure Following Acute Myocardial Infarction

The American Journal of Cardiology, 04/24/2012

Pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) integrates the severity of multiple hemodynamic determinants of increased left atrial pressures that lead to an increase in pulmonary venous pressure. In acute myocardial infarction (AMI), pulmonary hypertension (PH) at the index admission is a useful marker in unmasking latent subclinical HF and predicting the development of overt heart failure (HF).

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