Is follow-up echocardiogram mandatory after a STEMI?

in Echo Research and Practice

Correspondence: Janaki Srinivasan, Email: j.srinivasan@nhs.net

The current guidelines do not advise follow-up echocardiograms after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), unless the left ventricular ejection fraction is ≤40%. We present an interesting case of left ventricular pseudo-aneurysm – diagnosed six months after index STEMI presentation. Follow-up echocardiogram was performed in her case due to jaw pain during routine haemodialysis. The patient was successfully treated with percutaneous closure device. This case raises the question if echo follow-up should be routinely advised after STEMI – even in those with minimal cardiac symptoms.

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