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Mechanical Complications of MI: Right Ventricular Infarction

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Course Details

Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 10, 2024
Reviewed: July 9, 2021


Right ventricular infarction typically occurs in the setting of acute right coronary artery occlusion with ST-Elevation MI. In this lesson, we review the basic features of right ventricular infarction.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To define the hemodynamics and pathophysiology associated with right ventricular infarction
  • To describe the clinical findings in right ventricular infarction with respect to the ECG and clinical features
  • To associate the abnormalities measure by right heart catheterization with the patient’s clinical presentation
  • To describe the angiographic findings on left ventricullography that suggest a diagnosis of right ventricular infarction

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab - to exit the course, simply close that tab.

Michael Ragosta III, MD

Dr. Michael Ragosta is an attending cardiologist at the University of Virginia Health System with a sub-specialty in interventional cardiology. His clinical practice includes complex percutaneous coronary intervention, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, structural heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Ragosta is the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at UVA and author of numerous textbooks related to cardiac catheterization and hemodynamic interpretation.

DISCLOSURE: This individual reports no relevant financial relationships with commercial entities.

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