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Abstract #3923

Right Ventricular Involvement in Patients with Myocardial Infarction (MI): A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Study of Prevalence and Prognostic Implications

Iacopo Carbone1, Marco Francone2, Emanuela Algeri2, Federica Ciolina2, Ilaria Iacucci2, Federica Vasselli2, Carlo Catalano2, Roberto Passariello2

1La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Italy; 2La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Right ventricular (RV) involvement is frequent in patients (pts) with inferior myocardial infarction (MI) and its diagnosis is essential for appropriate patient management; however it is often misdiagnosed with conventional clinical-instrumental data. The aim of our study was to assess the role of late enhancement on CMR for detection of RV infarction and to evaluate its prevalence in a population of pts with acute and chronic MI. Our results showed that RV involvement is frequent in pts with an inferior MI (13/31), while ECG + echocardiography showed signs of RV involvement in 12/31 cases, with one case missed.