Mechanical Complications of MI: Right Ventricular Infarction

Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD
Credit/contact hours: .75
Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes
Publication Date: July 11, 2018
Expiration date: July 10, 2024



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 the tab.