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Early post-myocardial infarction exercise testing in subjects 70 years or more of age. Functional and prognostic evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6526049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A subjective maximal exercise test was performed in 62 patients, 70 years of age or more, in the third week after an acute myocardial infarction. Forty-two percent of the surviving AMI population in this age group could be tested. The estimated aerobic work capacity of the patients was on the average about 3 mets. Their maximal heart rate was about 70-80% below the normal age predicted maximum. A low increase of the pressure-rate product from rest to maximal exercise and occurrence of major exercise associated ventricular arrhythmias identified a high-risk group of 32 patients with probability of 4.5 year survival of 0.250 vs 0.767 in the remaining patients (P less than 10(-5)).
Authors:
K I Saunamäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  5 Suppl E     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-02     Completed Date:  1985-04-02     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Blood Pressure
Electrocardiography
Exercise Test
Female
Heart Rate
Humans
Male
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  mortality
Physical Exertion
Prognosis
Risk
Time Factors

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