Table of Contents
ISRN Cardiology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 731285, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/731285
Review Article

Diagnosis and Treatment of Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction

Chair and Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Universitario “Paolo Giaccone”, Palermo, Italy

Received 13 January 2013; Accepted 30 January 2013

Academic Editors: W. S. Aronow, W. Bloch, T. Shimada, and Z.-M. Zhang

Copyright © 2013 Laura Ajello et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The increased survival after acute myocardial infarction induced an increase in heart failure with left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Early detection and treatment of asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction give the chance to improve outcomes and to reduce costs due to the management of patients with overt heart failure.