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Sudden death in the late hospital phase of acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  931474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-seven patients died suddenly during the late hospital phase of acute myocardial infarction. Risk factors associated with late in-hospital sudden death included prior cardiovascular disease, circulatory failure while in the coronary care unit, and certain arrhythmias and conduction disturbances while in the coronary care unit. These were associated with a twofold to sixfold increase in late in-hospital phase sudden death. The most prevalent risk factor occured in 62% of the sudden-death patients; the highest incidence of sudden death with a single risk factor was 2.6%, and the greatest relative risk was 6.0. Relative risks were uniformly greater for males than females. Multiple factors were associated with a greater risk than single factors. These risk factors characterize the group of sudden-death patients as a whole but do not allow precise identification of individual patients at high risk.
D Christensen; M Ford; J Reading; C H Castle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-01-27     Completed Date:  1978-01-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1675-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / mortality
Death, Sudden*
Heart Failure / mortality
Heart Ventricles
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
Shock, Cardiogenic / mortality

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