Clinical characteristics and outcome of acute myocardial infarction in patients with initially normal or nonspecific electrocardiograms (a report from the Multicenter Chest Pain Study).

@article{Rouan1989ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and outcome of acute myocardial infarction in patients with initially normal or nonspecific electrocardiograms (a report from the Multicenter Chest Pain Study).},
  author={Gregory W. Rouan and Thomas H. Lee and E. Francis Cook and Donald A. Brand and Monica C. Weisberg and Lee W Goldman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={64 18},
  pages={1087-92}
}
To determine the prevalence and characteristics of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients who present to emergency departments with normal or nonspecific electrocardiograms (ECGs), data were analyzed from 7,115 consecutive patients in the Multicenter Chest Pain Study. AMI patients with normal or nonspecific initial ECGs (n = 107) were less likely to have a past history of coronary artery disease or to be diaphoretic on presentation (p less than 0.01) than AMI patients with initial ECGs… CONTINUE READING

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