Recognizing and Managing Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Albert, Nancy M.; Lewis, Connie
April 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses the diagnosis and management of asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) after myocardial infarction. Asymptomatic LVSD pertains to a form of structural heart disease that is associated with the development of heart failure. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of LVSD are explored. The pharmacological and device therapies for asymptomatic LVSD after myorcardial infarction include angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, β-adrenergic blockers and statins.


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