Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome
A new syndrome that is likely to follow myocardial infarction has recently been described. The cardinal manifestations of this syndrome may easily be confused with other, more common sequels of myocardial infarction, including cardiac failure, further infarction of the myocardium, and pulmonary embolism. The result of such confusion may be inappropriate therapy. This paper reviews the recent literature and our own experience with this syndrome and discusses the therapeutic implications.
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