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Results of exercise tests and prognosis in postinfarction patients below age 40.
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PMID:  7317908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a follow-up study (mean = 3.6 years) of 555 men under 40 years of age (mean = 35.7 years) who had recently suffered transmural myocardial infarction, 44 patients (7.9%) suffered cardiac death with an annual rate of 2.2%. In a bivariate analysis a significant correlation was found between cardiac death and work capacity (p less than 0.02), vessel involvement (greater than 50% stenosis), left ventricular impairment as evaluated by ventriculography (p less than 0.001) and heart volume enlargement (p less than 0.01). There was no significant correlation between the degree of ST-segment depression and ventricular premature depolarisation (during exercise test). Complex results from non-invasive approaches can identify groups with good and bad prognosis as effectively as invasive techniques.
L Samek; R Greene; C Droste; P Betz; H Roskamm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  68 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Angina Pectoris / mortality,  physiopathology
Cardiac Volume
Exercise Test*
Follow-Up Studies
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*,  physiopathology

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