Clinical Significance of Ventricular Premature Beats in an Outpatient Population

@article{Desai1973ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical Significance of Ventricular Premature Beats in an Outpatient Population},
  author={Dhiroobhai C. Desai and Philip I. Hershberg and Sidney Alexander},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1973},
  volume={64},
  pages={564-569}
}
The mortality of all outpatients who had ventricular premature beats (VPB) during a routine electrocardiogram (ECG) taken at the Lahey Clinic in 1967 was compared to that of a carefully selected control group. Those clinical and electrocardiographic factors within the VPB group which might influence mortality were also examined. Follow-up, averaging 3½ years, was achieved in more than 99 percent of patients. Mortality was 17.1 percent in the VPB group and 10.7 percent in the control group (P 
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