Usefulness of echocardiographic left ventricular ejection fraction and silent myocardial ischemia in predicting new coronary events in elderly patients with coronary artery disease or systemic hypertension

Wilbert S. Aronow, Stanley Epstein, Mordecai Koenigsberg

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Abstract

Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) remains normal in elderly persons with no evidence of heart disease.1,2 We reported that an abnormal echocardiographic LVEF3 and silent myocardial ischemia4 significantly correlated with new coronary events in elderly patients with heart disease. In this report we give the results from our prospective study of 393 patients > 62 years old with coronary artery disease (CAD) or systemic hypertension correlating LVEF and silent ischemia with development of new cardiac events at 40-month mean follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-812
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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