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      Limitation of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Dysfunction by ACE Inhibition after Anterior Q-Wave Myocardial Infarction

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Hypertrophy, Remodeling, Myocardial infarction, Echocardiography, Captopril, Systole, Diastole, Function

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          To determine whether limitation of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition after myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with improved systolic and diastolic function, quantitative two-dimensional echocardiograms and Doppler of 40 patients, who were randomized on day 3 after a first Q-wave anterior MI to receive therapy with captopril (12.5 mg t.i.d.) or placebo for 6 weeks, were analyzed for LV volumes (Simpson’s rule) and mass (3D reconstruction), remodeling parameters and peak early (E) and late (A) transmitral flow velocities and deceleration times (DT) at 3 days, 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year. Compared to placebo over 1 year, captopril limited (p < 0.001) the increase in diastolic volume and mass, increased LV ejection fraction and diastolic E/A ratio, and decreased DT, the frequency of E and A reversal, infarct expansion and aneurysm frequency but volume/mass ratio was unchanged. Captopril over the first 6 weeks after a first Q-wave anterior MI limited LV remodeling and hypertrophy and improved both systolic and diastolic function up to 1 year.

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            Author and article information

            Journal
            CRD
            Cardiology
            10.1159/issn.0008-6312
            Cardiology
            S. Karger AG
            0008-6312
            1421-9751
            1998
            May 1998
            29 October 2008
            : 89
            : 4
            : 283-290
            Affiliations
            Cardiology Division of the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
            Article
            6801 Cardiology 1998;89:283–290
            10.1159/000006801
            9643276
            © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Figures: 5, Tables: 2, References: 26, Pages: 8
            Categories
            Coronary Care

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