Hemodynamic Monitoring



Changes in hemodynamics after an acute myocardial infarction depend on the amount of myocardial necrosis (i.e., the size of the infarct) and the site of the infarct. Although in the majority of patients myocardial necrosis involves the left ventricle, attention has recently been directed to the hemodynamic features and treatment of significant infarction of the right ventricle.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Cardiac Index Internal Jugular Vein Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Filling Pressure 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishing, Boston. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.CardiologistGreen Lane HospitalAucklandNew Zealand

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