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Revista Costarricense de Ciencias Médicas

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BOLANOS-RODRIGUEZ, Hernán. Atrium and right ventricle infarct physiopathology, diagnosis and treatment . Rev. costarric. cienc. méd [online]. 2007, vol.28, n.1-2, pp.67-78. ISSN 0253-2948.

Acute coronary syndromes involving the right side of the heart are associated with high mortality, a complex clinical evolution and lengthy hospitalization, as well as with frequent mechanical and electrical complications. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with the spread of ischemic disease to the right heart chambers, for giving the patient an appropriate treatment which can improve shortterm and long-term prognosis. The purpose of this review is to summarize key aspects of the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this condition.

Keywords : myocardial infarct; myocardial ischemia; right auricle; right ventricle.

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