Early time course of heart rate variability after thrombolytic and delayed interventional therapy for acute myocardial infarction.


In 89 of 97 consecutive patients with myocardial infarction (MI) undergoing thrombolysis and delayed early coronary angiography with PTCA, if indicated, heart rate variability (HRV) in time domain was evaluable 40 +/- 11 h after the onset of chest pain using 24-hour ECG recordings. Patients with anterior MI (n = 40) had lower values for HRV and left… (More)