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.