Mechanism of death and prevalence of myocardial ischemic symptoms in the terminal event after acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Marcus1988MechanismOD,
  title={Mechanism of death and prevalence of myocardial ischemic symptoms in the terminal event after acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Frank I. Marcus and Leonard A. Cobb and Jesse E. Edwards and Lewis L Kuller and Arthur J. Moss and J. Thomas Bigger and Joseph L. Fleiss and Linda M. Rolnitzky and R Serokman},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={8-15}
}
A prospective study to determine prognostic factors for risk stratification in 867 patients surviving the coronary care unit phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is reported. During a 48-month follow-up, 144 patients (17%) died. The deaths were examined for the chronology, cause, mechanism, location and presence of myocardial ischemia in the terminal event. A classification previously proposed by Hinkle and Thaler was used to define the mechanism of cardiac death and the presence of… CONTINUE READING