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Survival of patients with nontransmural myocardial infarction: a population-based study.
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PMID:  696647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A population-based study was conducted in metropolitan Baltimore in which the short- and long-term prognosis of 283 patients with nontransmural myocardial infarction was compared with that of 953 patients with transmural infraction. After simultaneous adjustment for several variables, the in-hospital case fatality rate was greater for patients with transmural (30.1 percent) than with nontransmural (18.3 percent) infarction (P less than 0.01). However, for patients discharged alive from the hospital and followed up for as long as 10 years, no significant differences in survival were found between the groups with transmural and nontransmural infarction. A multiple adjustment procedure yield 3 year case fatality rates of 27.1 percent and 28.3 percent, respectively, for patients with transmural and nontransmural myocardial infarction surviving the acute phase. These results suggest that the long-term prognosis of patients with nontransmural infarction is as guarded as that of patients with transmural infarction and that attempts to prevent subsequent mortality should be diligently pursued in both groups of patients.
M Szklo; R Goldberg; H L Kennedy; J A Tonascia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-11-22     Completed Date:  1978-11-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  648-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*

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