Prognostic significance of the initial electrocardiogram in patients with acute myocardial infarction

@article{Hathaway1998PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of the initial electrocardiogram in patients with acute myocardial infarction},
  author={William R Hathaway and Eric D. Peterson and Galen S. Wagner and Christopher B. Granger and K. Michael Zabel and Karen S. Pieper and Kenneth G. A. Clark and Lynn H. Woodlief and Robert M. Califf},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 5},
  pages={387-91}
}
CONTEXT Early risk stratification of patients with myocardial infarction is critical to determine optimum treatment strategies and enhance outcomes, but knowledge of the prognostic importance of the initial electrocardiogram (ECG) is limited. OBJECTIVE To assess the independent value of the initial ECG for short-term risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of the Global Utilization of Streptokinase and t-PA (alteplase) for Occluded Coronary… CONTINUE READING

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