Chapter 35. Complications After Myocardial Infarction

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. Peter L Thompson and
  2. Barry Mckeown

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch35

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thompson, P. L. and Mckeown, B. (2002) Complications After Myocardial Infarction, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • myocardial infarction;
  • left ventricular dysfunction;
  • pharmacologic therapy;
  • biochemical markers;
  • inotropic agents


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Left ventricular dysfunction and failure

  • Cardiogenic shock

  • Right ventricular infarction and failure

  • Left ventricular aneurysm

  • Pseudoaneurysm

  • Cardiac thromboembolism

  • Acute mitral regurgitation

  • Ventricular septal rupture

  • Free wall rupture

  • Pericarditis

  • Ventricular fibrillation and sustained ventricular tachycardia

  • Postinfarction ventricular premature beats and non-sustained ventricular tachycardia

  • Atrial fibrillation

  • Heart block and conduction disturbances

  • Postinfarction angina and myocardial ischemia

  • Psychosocial complications