Acute noncardiac conditions and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Lichtman2007AcuteNC,
  title={Acute noncardiac conditions and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Judith H. Lichtman and John A Spertus and Kimberly J. Reid and Martha J. Radford and John Rumsfeld and Norrina Allen and Frederick A. Masoudi and William Weintraub and Harlan M. Krumholz},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 17},
  pages={1925-30}
}
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction may be accompanied by acute, severe, concomitant, noncardiac conditions, but their prevalence and prognostic importance is not well defined. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of acute, severe, noncardiac conditions present at the time of hospital admission with acute myocardial infarction and to assess the association of these conditions with in-hospital mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 3907 patients admitted with an acute myocardial… CONTINUE READING
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