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Primary ventricular fibrillation in acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2769174     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary ventricular fibrillation is an acute life-threatening event if not treated promptly. The ability to predict this event during the course of an acute myocardial infarction could therefore have an important impact on the mode of treatment and monitoring. In the present study, clinical and laboratory information available at the initial evaluation of patients with an acute myocardial infarction was tested for its ability to predict subsequent primary ventricular fibrillation. Multiple logistic regression analysis was employed to select the predictors. Serum potassium, serum creatinine and no smoking were significant predictors of subsequent ventricular fibrillation. Although the prediction was statistically significant, the clinical value of the prediction is quite limited.
P Mølstad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of internal medicine     Volume:  226     ISSN:  0954-6820     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-05     Completed Date:  1989-10-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904841     Medline TA:  J Intern Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Department, Hamar Hospital, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Creatinine / blood
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Potassium / blood
Risk Factors
Sodium / blood
Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology*,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
60-27-5/Creatinine; 7440-09-7/Potassium; 7440-23-5/Sodium

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