Right Ventricular Infarction Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 29, 2017
  • Author: Claudia Dima, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is right ventricular infarction?

What is the pathophysiology of right ventricular infarction?

What is the prevalence of right ventricular infarction?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of right ventricular infarction?

Which physical findings are characteristic of right ventricular infarction?

DDX

What is the prevalence of hemodynamically significant right ventricular infarction?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnosis of right ventricular infarction?

What are the differential diagnoses for Right Ventricular Infarction?

Workup

How is right ventricular infarction diagnosed?

What is the role of echocardiography in the workup of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of scintigraphy in the workup of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of angiography in the workup of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of hemodynamic monitoring in the workup of right ventricular infarction?

Treatment

How is right ventricular infarction treated?

How is shock treated in right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of inotropic therapy in the treatment of right ventricular infarction?

How is persistent hypotension treated in right ventricular infarction?

What are the benefits of early treatment of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of inhaled nitric oxide in the treatment of right ventricular infarction?

What is the role of valve replacement or repair in the treatment of right ventricular infarction?

Guidelines

What are the ESC guidelines on the treatment of right ventricular infarction?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of right ventricular infarction?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiuretic Hormone Analogs are used in the treatment of Right Ventricular Infarction?

Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Right Ventricular Infarction?

Which medications in the drug class Tissue Plasminogen Activators are used in the treatment of Right Ventricular Infarction?

Which medications in the drug class Inotropic Agents are used in the treatment of Right Ventricular Infarction?