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Effects of diltiazem on recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with non-Q wave myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  1593034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diltiazem has been reported to reduce the short-term in-hospital reinfarction rate in patients with a non-Q wave myocardial infarction. In the long-term Multicenter Diltiazem Postinfarction Trial, there were 514 patients with non-Q wave myocardial infarction; 279 patients were randomized to the placebo group and 235 to the treatment group. The average follow-up period was 25 months. There was no difference in baseline clinical characteristics between the two groups. Early reinfarction (less than or equal to 6 months) occurred in 17 patients in the placebo group and in 2 patients in the diltiazem group (p less than 0.001). Late reinfarction (greater than 6 months) occurred in 13 patients in the placebo group and in 14 patients in the diltiazem group (p = NS). Initial and reinfarction electrocardiograms (ECGs) were analyzed by using a coding system that permitted identification of standard anatomic areas involved in the infarction process. Thirty-one of the 46 patients had a localized infarction on index and reinfarction ECGs. In the early reinfarction group, 10 (77%) of 13 infarctions occurred in the same ECG region in which the initial infarction had occurred; all 10 were in patients in the placebo group. Among the 18 patients with late reinfarction, the site of the second infarction was the same as that of the first in 9 patients and differed in 9. There was no difference between the placebo and diltiazem groups with respect to location of the infarction.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
S C Wong; H Greenberg; W D Hager; E M Dwyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-26     Completed Date:  1992-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1421-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Scripps Clinics, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Diltiazem / therapeutic use*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  epidemiology
Time Factors
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